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          Carbon Monoxide News December 4, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today.”
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955, bio link)

"Cold Rain and Snow" Grateful Dead - live concert music link, vintage

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.

The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Man hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Christmas on Green Street parade
Gainesville Times
A participant in the Christmas on Green Street parade was hospitalized Sunday after being exposed to carbon monoxide during the annual event. - … at some point got into the back of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. - A generator was running in that vehicle, according to Gainesville Fire Department spokesman Keith Smith. (More)

Merrimack Valley Family Exposed To Carbon Monoxide
CBS Boston
(Video Report) - A boiler malfunction sent children from North Andover to the hospital. WBZ-TV's Anaridis Rodriguez reports. (Video)

Carbon monoxide forces Taco Bell closed
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Taco bell is closed tonight due to unsafe carbon monoxide levels. They will remain closed until a faulty hood vent in the kitchen is repaired and inspected. - When Scottsbluff Fire Department arrived at the location which had already begun to air out the building, carbon monoxide levels read at 80 parts per million. (More)

Think twice before warming up your car this winter
Oak Hill, WV (WVNS) - As temperatures continue to drop during these winter months, local law enforcement officers warn people not to warm up their cars unattended. - Letting a car idle while it warms up can also be a safety hazard. - The CDC warned people should never run their car inside a garage that is attached to a house even with the garage door open, to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning. A study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that it is not necessary to idle to warm up a car, and it actually warms up faster when the car is being driven. (More)

107 heater-linked deaths reported over 5 years
The Japan News
Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) - The death toll from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating appliances came to 107 in Japan over the five years through March 2018, according to a survey by an independent administrative agency. - The number of such heater-related accidents totaled 1,064 in the reporting period, the survey by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation showed. - In a recent case, seven people died in a house fire in Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 21. Police suspect that heating equipment was the source of the fire. (More)

San Antonio Aquarium to re-open in two days after being shut down for gas threat
FOX 29
SAN ANTONIO — Unvented gas heaters that produced carbon monoxide caused the Leon Valley fire department to temporarily shut down the San Antonio Aquarium Nov. 28 due to the possible gas danger. The unsecure propane tanks and heaters in unvented enclosures can cause carbon monoxide and flammable gas build-up according to city officials. - The City of Leon Valley approved the San Antonio Aquarium's permits Monday morning after a gas threat shutdown the business last week. - (More)

Using a space heater? Make sure it's safe
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Space heaters can be great to keep you warm, but they can also be a hazard. - According to the American Red Cross, nearly half of American families are using some sort of alternative heating source in their home, such as a space heater. - Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost says his department is very busy this time of year with fire calls and one of the biggest issues is with space heaters. He said it doesn’t take much for them to become very dangerous. (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication.
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]


George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
"Love Song To The Earth" - Official Lyric Video

CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Explosion causes fire at IKEA, two people injured
Firefighters arrived to the million-square-foot warehouse filled with smoke and an activated sprinkler head flowing water into the electrical room. - Witnesses stated that a contractor on site was working on an electrical panel when the panel flashed and started the fire. - KCFD crews located two injured people. One victim had severe burns to his head and face and was transported to a hospital. The second victim refused treatment. (More)

Cooking fire damages Stamford apartment
CT Post
STAMFORD - Fire officials said investigators discovered that cooking oil had ignited and, when the occupant attempted to extinguish the fire with water, the fire flared up and activated a sprinkler overhead and fire was extinguished. - The National Fire Protection Association reports that cooking fires are the top cause of home fires and injuries, and the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. (More)

Residents escape early morning house fire
GLENWOOD, Mo. — UPDATE: The residents of a Glenwood, Missouri, home have lost everything after a chimney fire completely destroyed their house in the middle of the night. (More)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…

CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit -

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones

- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.

Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International

          Caye announces tour winter 2018 dates       Cache   Translate Page      
Caye is an up-and-coming hip-hop act with a rapidly growing audience since his music hit the public arena a couple years ago. Originally born in Manila, Philippines the rapper relocated to Boston, MA where he was raised. The 26-year-old hip-hop artist isn't reliant on his ability to piece lyrics...
          CIAMPOLILLO, GERARD A.      Cache   Translate Page      
CIAMPOLILLO, Gerard A. Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, Dec. 3, 2018. Devoted husband of Mary (Vaccaro). Loving father of Gina Marie Acone and...
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FRONTIERA, Anna M. (Antonelli) Of Somerville, originally of South Boston, November 30th. Beloved wife of the late Philip P. Frontiera Sr. Loving...
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JOYCE, Mildred L. (Swales) Of South Boston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the age of 98....
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JUSINO, Sixto E. "Red" Of Quincy, died December 1, 2018. Red proudly worked for the Boston Fire Department, Ladder 7 on Meeting House Hill, for...
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Boston has long been the home to some of the best indie bands in the business, and one who has been on the scene for a while will hit the road next year. Darlingside has been a force on the indie scene ever since they came onto the scene in 2009. After tightening their sound, Darlingside released...
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LEONARD, Everett James Died peacefully at home on November 27th. He was 93 years old. Born in Boston, he grew up in Milton, and spent his childhood...
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LEVENTHAL, Muriel (Guren) Family Matriarch Of Boston and Palm Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family, at 101 years old, on...
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SILVESTRO, Frank D. Army Veteran of Korea, Retiree of So. Postal Annex. At 85 years, in Revere, formerly of East Boston, Nov. 30, following a...
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THORP, Paul V. Educator 73, of Ashland, passed away Monday, Dec 3rd. Born in Boston and raised in Cambridge and Wayland, he was the son of the late...
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Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents AS YOU LIKE ITBy William Shakespeare Directed by Leila Ghaemi The latest installment from the School of Theatre’s Femina Shakes Initiative, an initiative that offers our students opportunity to inhabit roles exploring power, authority, and self-actualization unconstrained by limitations of the gendered identities in more conventional narratives, unleashed from the shackles of gender. AS YOU LIKE IT is Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy that brings us to the Forest of Arden where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. FREE Admission More Information:

7:30pm on Tuesday, December 11th 2018

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Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents AS YOU LIKE ITBy William Shakespeare Directed by Leila Ghaemi The latest installment from the School of Theatre’s Femina Shakes Initiative, an initiative that offers our students opportunity to inhabit roles exploring power, authority, and self-actualization unconstrained by limitations of the gendered identities in more conventional narratives, unleashed from the shackles of gender. AS YOU LIKE IT is Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy that brings us to the Forest of Arden where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. FREE Admission More Information:

7:30pm on Wednesday, December 12th 2018

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Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability

7:30pm on Wednesday, December 12th 2018

          WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING      Cache   Translate Page      


Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING By Andrew Bovell Directed by Jillian Robertson It’s raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was seven. "I know what he wants. He wants what all young men want from their fathers. He wants to know who he is. Where he comes from. Where he belongs. And for the life of me I don't know what to tell him." That's the beginning of this compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate. "Bovell…has created a quietly spellbinding puzzle of a universe that is as stealthily thrilling and defiantly mystical as it is catastrophically melancholy." —Newsday. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability

7:30pm on Wednesday, December 12th 2018

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Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability or 617.353.3380

7:30pm on Thursday, December 13th 2018

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Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING By Andrew Bovell Directed by Jillian Robertson It’s raining. Gabriel York is awaiting the arrival of his grown son whom he hasn't seen since he was seven. "I know what he wants. He wants what all young men want from their fathers. He wants to know who he is. Where he comes from. Where he belongs. And for the life of me I don't know what to tell him." That's the beginning of this compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate. "Bovell…has created a quietly spellbinding puzzle of a universe that is as stealthily thrilling and defiantly mystical as it is catastrophically melancholy." —Newsday. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability

7:30pm on Thursday, December 13th 2018

          RUNAWAYS      Cache   Translate Page      


Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability or 617.353.3380

8:00pm on Friday, December 14th 2018

          Wes Anderson’s Next Movie, The French Dispatch, Is a “Love Letter to Journalists” Set in 20th Century Paris      Cache   Translate Page      

The next Wes Anderson movie is now shooting in Angoulême, France, and details about the cast and story have begun to leak out. Indiewire reports that the film, to be called The French Dispatch is a 20th century period piece set in the French bureau of an American newspaper, which they describe as “a love letter to journalists.” The ensemble cast will include Bill Murray, Frances McDorman, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro and Jeffrey Wright, and the film will interweave three storylines.

The 20th century is a pretty long period—nearly 101 years!—and a film about journalism in Paris during that era could cover anything from the Dreyfus affair to the Bill Clinton affair. Given Anderson’s tastes, however, smart money says this will be set in the middle of the 20th century, will strike a few notes from the work of A.J. Liebling and Janet Flanner at the New Yorker, and feature lots and lots of footage of mocked-up front pages featuring astonishingly precise period graphic design.

There have been a lot of cinematic love letters to journalism recently—Steven Spielberg, Tom McCarthy, Dan Gilroy—and, unfortunately, it’s not hard to suss out why: since The Perils of Pauline, filmmakers and audiences alike have been fascinated by movies about people or things that could die at any moment. Anderson, in contrast, seems to be most interested by things that have died and vanished from the world completely—see, e.g., The Grand Budapest Hotel—which means his decision to make The French Dispatch at this moment in history is an omen, and not a good one. Probably time to follow his lead and move to France.

          People on the move including DDB, R/GA, GlaxoSmithKline and more      Cache   Translate Page      

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.




Diageo's global head of digital media partnerships, Jerry Daykin, is to depart for GlaxoSmithKline to become its media director for the region.


The ad agency has named Sean Healy as global chief strategy officer, to support the transformation of Carat as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.


The company has named Bobi Carley its head of TV and video. She will play a key role in the association’s advocacy agency and work closely with Steve Chester, director of media. Carley has experience at Disney, Viacom, Sky TV and ad agency Red Brick Road.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Chief strategy officer Alison Hoad is leaving the agency. Her position will not be replaced, but head of strategy Ben Shaw will oversee the planning department. Hoad came to BBH in 2017, and had spent 11 years at VMLY&R (then known as Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R).


Co-founders James Murphy and David Golding are leaving the agency to launch a new creative business. They depart five years after selling to Omnicom, and 10 years after starting the agency with Ben Priest and Jon Forsyth.


Redundancy at the agency’s UK office has seen planning partner James Whatley leave the company. In his seven-year stint at Ogilvy UK, he has worked with clients like IBM, Land Rover and Converse.

Himsworth Scott

The reputation management law firm has promoted Lorna Caddy to director. Caddy has experience as an intellectual property and media lawyer, and last spent 13 years at Taylor Wessing.

The law firm also hired Steven Hudson, who has over a decade of experience practicing at media, sport and entertainment law firms Schillings and Harbottle & Lewis.


Proximity London elevated Amanda Arthur to the newly-created position of vice president, data and analytics. Claire Tusler, the agency’s former data strategy partner, will replace Arthur as head of data and analytics.

Arthur has been with the company for five years, and Tesler has been at Proximity London for 10 years. The two will report to chief strategy officer Adam Fulford.




Xaxis saw a slew of internal moves. The company named Atique Kazi vice president of business development for Xaxis Asia Pacific. Bharat Khatri is the new country lead for Xaxis India. Daniel Henriksen is now head of outcome media planning for Xasis Asia.


The data solutions company has announced the appointment of Fred Marthoz as managing director for the South East Asia (SEA) region.

Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Marthoz will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his role, Marthoz will be responsible for spearheading Lotame’s efforts across business lines and driving market growth for the SEA region.

Omnicom Media Group 

The group has promoted HeeYoun Yang to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group Korea. Previously the chief executive officer of PHD Korea, Yang will now oversee both the Group and OMD’s operations in Korea as well.


The PR and communications company has chosen Ruby Fu for the newly-created position of president of Zeno China. Most recently, Fu was chief executive officer of Burson Marsteller in China and before that, spent seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan and Hong Kong.


The Singapore-based technology and innovation business club has hired Chris McPherson as its international chief executive officer to spearhead its expansion plans in Singapore and internationally. 

McPherson has previously held senior roles at Condeco, Intel, Raritan Asia Pacific, and LenovoEMC (previously Iomega).  


The agency has appointed Katie Firth to the newly-created position of national managing director, based in Melbourne.

Most recently the executive partner at TBWA\Melbourne, Firth brings more than 17 years’ experience across marketing, PR, events and activations, and advertising to the new role, teamed with a strong background in key sectors including automotive, travel and tourism, energy, financial services, and insurance. 


The restaurant booking and deals platform has appointed Sean Tan as chief operations officer. With Tan on board, previous chief operations officer Dinesh Balasingam moves to a new executive position driving Chope’s core bookings business unit as its regional business unit head, while Tan focuses on operations, strategy, and cross-functional initiatives across Chope’s eight Asia offices. 

Tan was previously chief business development officer and Singapore general manager of Group.


Tuomas Peltoniemi, the president of Asia for Digital Arts Network and innovation director at TBWA\Singapore, will be leaving his post to join R/GA as its executive vice president and managing director of APAC.

On the same day of Peltoniemi’s departure, TBWA announced it has moved Cyril Bedat back to its Singapore office from the United States and appointed him director of regional client partner and innovation.

Bedat returns to Singapore after spending two years at TBWA\Chiat Day in Los Angeles where he was the global business director. He previously spent a year at TBWA\Singapore as business director.

J Walter Thompson Hong Kong

The WPP-owned agency has appointed Matt Parry as its new managing director to work closely alongside recently-appointed executive creative director Carlos Camacho.

Parry was most recently business director and business unit general manager at at JWT Shanghai.


WPP has appointed Sunita Gloster to the newly created role of chief customer officer as part of its growth agenda in Australia and New Zealand. Gloster joins from PwC’s CMO Advisory where she been a director and advisory board member since its inception

OMD Australia

The network has tapped Kasey Doran as head of strategy and product for Queensland. Doran will be responsible for developing innovative communications solutions and driving quality product output for the OMD Brisbane office. 


The agency has hired a new business development director in Tara Jaijee, who will be based in Australia, and work across both the Sydney and Singapore offices.

Jaijee joins the team from The Monkeys where she was the head of marketing. Prior to that, she led marketing and new business at creative agencies M&C Saatchi Group and DDB Group in Australia.


The consultancy has announced the appointment of Eric Hor as an associate partner, based in its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. 


The creative agency has promoted Jill Smith from business director to managing director of Iris Shanghai. Smith has been responsible for building Iris Shanghai’s unique offering over the past year, creating a strong digitally savvy team and a growing portfolio of multinational and domestic clients. In her previous role as business director, Smith was responsible for opportunity assessment and client portfolio development of the Shanghai office. 




The food and beverage marketing company hired Lorraine McGill to lead growth in firm’s new Chicago office. McGill previously served as account director at Grey in New York. She will oversee the Sun-Maid account for quench.


The ad tech firm has named Patrick Bevilacqua its head of global customer success, where he will oversee the company’s Customer Success group. He comes from MDC Media partners agency Assembly, where he was senior vice president of programmatic and data strategy.


Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide recently added to its US leadership. Azher Ahmed has been promoted to executive vice president, director of digital. Valerie Bengoa has been promoted to executive vice president, director of finance.

Both Ahmed and Bengoa will be responsible for DDB's three US offices: New York, Chicago and San Francisco. They will also be responsible for Tribal New York and Rodgers Townsend.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and Bengoa has been with DDB since 1998.


The design and innovation consultancy has announced three new hires. Josh Creter is the new vice president of technology; he previously served as chief technology officer at Counterpointing.

Julia Mooradian moves from VML to Envoy where she will serve as account director. Jay Cruz was the former creative director at Cuker; he will hold the same title at Envoy.


The digital agency has promoted Demetrios Kontizas to vice president of technology. He will lead Mirum’s San Diego office and head all technology disciplines for the Salt Lake City office.

Marcus Thomas

The Cleveland-based agency named Garth Bender its new director of customer experience. Bender was mostly recently the relationship lead for Digitas’ Altria in Chicago, and has previously held roles at Havas Helia, Energy BBDO and Cramer-Krasselt.

Venables Bell & Partners

The independent ad agency made hires across creative and account management teams. Michael Chase has been promoted to director of brand management after serving as group brand director. Meredith Osterhoff, who joined VB&P in 2017, will take on the role of group brand director.

Gus Johnson and Byron del Rosario have both been named creative directors. Johnson joined n 2015, and del Rosario joined in 2009.

Aisha Hakim, who came to VB&P in 2015, has been elevated to senior art director. Jon Donaghy has been promoted to senior designer.


The agency has named David Corns its senior vice president, managing director of its San Francisco office. Corn most recently led the brand management department at Venables Bell & Partners.

Young & Laramore

The Indianapolis-based creative agency has named Trevor Williams and Bryan Judkins co-group creative directors. Williams has worked with brands like Farm Bureau Insurance and Brizo; Judkins has worked with the likes of American Standard and Louisville Slugger. They will report to executive creative director Carolyn Hadlock.

Luci Creative

The Chicago-based design firm has hired Mark Ewing as its studio manager. He comes from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry where he served as senior project manager for 11 years.


The independent branding and ad agency appointed Kimberlee Eten as its creative director. She will be based in New York and lead creative teams in New York and Boston. Eten worked at Toth+Co from 2001-2011 as design director.


The production company brought in Nico Buris to serve as managing director and executive producer for the company’s South American offices. Buris spent the last 20 years producing in his native Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. He previously worked as a producer at leading Spanish-speaking production house Landia.


The Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company has named Dara Treseder its first chief marketer. Her last stop was at General Electric (GE), where she served as chief marketing officer of GE Ventures and GE Business Innovations.

The Martin Agency

The agency has promoted Matt Mattox to senior vice president, group account director. He previously held the role of SVP, group planning director. Mattox will lead the Geico account.


The interactive video technology company has hired Yvonne Cheng as its executive vice president of creative solutions. She has 14 years of experience on the creative side and has worked at Droga5, BBDO and Campfire. She recently ran creative strategy in the ad sales team at Tumblr and Yahoo.

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          Il nome mio nessun saprà: l'accordo segreto tra Papa Francesco e Pechino      Cache   Translate Page      

"Nessun dorma".

In un mese, la Cina ha inaugurato i due ponti più lunghi del mondo. Fisico ed edilizio il primo, a sfidare ogni record d'ingegneria e unificare Hong Kong, Canton, Macao, in un arco di 55 chilometri e 250 milioni di transiti. "Metafisico" e pattizio il secondo, a completare settecento anni di tentativi e superare settant'anni di empasse politico - diplomatica, collegando stabilmente Pechino e il Vaticano, hard e soft power, regno dei cieli e celeste impero, città dei papi e città proibita, nell'orizzonte spazio – temporale di due miliardi e mezzo di anime.

"Ponti" caratterizzati entrambi da un segmento nascosto. Un tunnel subacqueo da un lato e un canale riservato, vale a dire una procedura segreta di nomina dei vescovi, dall'altro: che repentinamente li sommergono e sottraggono allo sguardo, per un ampio intervallo di mare, cingendoli di un'aura di mistero e rievocando al pensiero la suggestione, pucciniana e bismarkiana, di un'aria celebre. Lirica e Realpolitik, dunque.

"Il mio mistero è chiuso in me ..."

Sebbene Pechino si collochi agli antipodi, a quasi dodicimila miglia da Buenos Aires, ha sempre rappresentato il punto più vicino e l'obiettivo primario, predestinato e pianificato nel DNA gesuitico e nell'immaginario geopolitico di Bergoglio. Forse l'approdo addirittura conclusivo, esaustivo. La spettacolare, magistrale uscita di scena. Coronamento e congedo che di più non si può, a volerlo cogliere e sapersene distogliere, del suo iter al timone della barca di Pietro.

"Da ragazzo, qualunque cosa leggessi sulla Cina aveva la capacità di suscitare la mia ammirazione. Ammiro la Cina. In seguito, ho studiato la vita di Matteo Ricci e ho visto che quest'uomo provava quello che provavo io: ammirazione."

Con una differenza non da poco. Quando Matteo Ricci, matematico e cartografo, discepolo anche lui di Sant'Ignazio, sognava e disegnava geometrie a Oriente, il pendolo del cattolicesimo inclinava verso l'Ovest, appena scoperto. Ci sarebbe voluto un papa sudamericano, mezzo millennio dopo, per azzerare il cronometro e passare il testimone dall'eldorado di ieri a quello di domani. Dall'estuario del Rio de la Plata, il fiume ad'argento, al delta del fiume delle perle, Zhu Jiang in cinese.

Cambiando non solo emisfero ma sfera d'influenza, con un'angolazione di 180 gradi e uno statement che traccia, e trancia, un reset epocale: "La Cina oggi è una potenza mondiale: se la vediamo da questo lato, può cambiare il panorama".

Operazione e opzione ardita, che allerta i radar USA e non passa inosservata. Dilata come non mai e al tempo stesso spacca in due la Chiesa, separandola da Washington nel momento in cui gli States si fanno guardinghi e serrano i ranghi di un nuovo bipolarismo, dall'Est all'East. Richiamo della foresta e remake di un classico che in nome dell'interesse nazionale aggrega in un fronte unico repubblicani e democratici, Obama e Trump, fondamentalisti evangelici e conferenza episcopale, intellettuali bostoniani e farmer del Corn Belt, militari del Pentagono e "guerrieri culturali" ratzingeriani.

Motivo che ha indotto la Santa Sede ad ammainare provvisoriamente la bandiera della trasparenza, un mantra distintivo del pontificato, e attraversare prudenzialmente la frontiera in un luogo riparato.

Per timore non tanto di una collisione in superficie con la "barca - drago" (vascello tipico di Hong Kong, dal look grintoso ancorché innocuo) del cardinale "pasionario" e ultraottuagenario Zen Ze-kiun, che accusa il Vaticano di svendere la Chiesa clandestina fedele a Roma e sputa fuoco e fiamme sull'accordo, quanto piuttosto con la portaerei del media system statunitense, pronto a levare in volo i bombardieri e attivare uno sbarramento ad alto share.

In tale clima di guerra fredda e diffidenza reciproca non è azzardato assimilare alle sanzioni economiche il calo e congelamento delle donazioni finanziarie, registrato per effetto dell'Affaire Viganò. Al di là dell'episodio in sé l'America percepisce, incredula, l'eclissi dell'appartenenza del papato all'Occidente. Ossia lo smarcamento dell'astronave pontificia dalla galassia Stars and Stripes e con esso un riposizionamento, anzi un rovesciamento di alleanze. Reagendo di conseguenza.

"Tramontate stelle ..."

Mentre Francesco atterrando in Lituania il 22 settembre 2018 metteva un piede nel passato e sul limes, livido e dolorante, del Novecento, a quattromila miglia il viceministro degli esteri, Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, apponeva in suo nome una firma sul futuro gravido e invitante del XXI secolo, consegnando agli annali una data storica e sottoscrivendo con la Cina un protocollo che chiude il contenzioso atavico sul metodo di selezione della gerarchia ecclesiastica e schiude all'evangelizzazione la via della seta. Come se la pietra magica della cattedrale di Vilnius avesse finalmente propiziato il miracolo (Stebuklas), esaudendo e assecondando da copione al terzo giro, dopo il duplice tentativo di Wojtyla e Ratzinger, la priorità strategica dei successori di Pietro, conforme alla profezia di Giovanni Paolo II, che giunto trionfatore sulla soglia del giubileo provvide subito, lungimirante, ad aggiornare l'agenda e il muro, non più eludibile, da Berlino a Pechino.

Spingendosi sull'orlo del fuori gioco, teologico e geopolitico, Bergoglio ha condensato in cinque anni cinque secoli di missione, per non restare fuori dall'area che conta, dove si perde o vince la partita della globalizzazione: una fabbrica e un trend ascendente che nel 2050 esprimerà il 50 per cento del PIL mondiale, a dispetto del fatturato spirituale, fermo attualmente in Asia - e drammaticamente – a uno sparuto, timido tre per cento di battezzati. Frazione marginale quanto emarginante.

"Le Chiese cristiane in tutto il mondo hanno preso coscienza del fatto che il XXI secolo è veramente il secolo dell'Asia": il proclama di Civiltà Cattolica, nel luglio 2017, mostra chiaramente che nella consapevolezza del Papa e dei suoi più stretti consiglieri, dal Segretario di Stato Pietro Parolin al messinese Antonio Spadaro, direttore della rivista, rispettivamente pilota e ideologo della svolta, era scoccata l'ora e si assemblava lo scenario, inderogabile, delle manovre di attracco e avanti tutta: dalla manifestazione d'interesse alle affinità elettive. Dalla premessa patrimoniale alla promessa matrimoniale.

"Il nome mio nessun saprà".

Magari non il nome ma il cognome. Non il quadro però segnatamente la cornice. Malgrado non si conosca il contenuto dell'intesa, se ne può comunque desumere la tipologia e genealogia, che la riconduce induttivamente al novero dei "trattati ineguali".

Dove uno dei contraenti cede in fase di stipula più di quanto riceva. Prospettiva inversa, compensativa del gap che a partire dalla metà dell'Ottocento costrinse l'Impero del Centro, in virtù della superiorità tecnologica dell'Ovest, ad aprire obtorto collo porti e quartieri ai vessilli d'Europa e alle navi a vapore: da cui sbarcavano, insieme, militari e baionette, missionari e immaginette.

Un bandolo unitario che dal nazionalista Sun Yat-sen al comunista Mao Zedong al neocapitalista Xi Jinping ("fondamentalisti dell'indipendenza" nella definizione dell'editor di Asianews, il sinologo Padre Bernardo Cervellera), spiega e dispiega, ricapitola e raggomitola cento anni di parabola repubblicana, nella ricerca ossessiva, estensiva dell'onore perduto e di simboli che lo rappresentino architettonicamente, aristocraticamente tout azimut: dai grattacieli dei top manager, nel ruolo degli odierni mandarini, alla sequenza violacea di zucchetti dei vescovi, sette più uno post mortem, nominati dal governo e testé approvati dal Papa, previa revoca delle scomuniche. Coscienti che diocesi e cattedrali cattoliche rimpiccioliscono e scompaiono, per dimensioni, nella demografia e altimetria delle megalopoli (stando alla più ottimistica delle stime i fedeli superano di poco l'uno per cento della popolazione, una esigua minoranza e un terzo della pur infima consistenza continentale, che è del tre) ma che agli occhi del mondo, nella costruzione del racconto mediatico, la gallery dei presuli riabilitati abbaglia, e si staglia, con impatto emotivo analogo allo skyline scenografico di Chongqing e di Shangai.

A scrutarlo da un tale osservatorio, il patto sino-vaticano rivela e assume verosimilmente, come abbiamo scritto, le fattezze di un condono. Una gigantesca "sanatoria" urbanistica, nella quale Roma legittima un paesaggio di edifici abusivi, anomali, a cominciare dall'archetipo dell'Associazione Patriottica, che fungono da longa manus del partito, e quest'ultimo entra, per così dire, in società con il Pontefice, lasciandogli l'imprimatur del messaggio dottrinale, oltre al parere vincolante sulla idoneità personale, ma continuando a esercitare l'imprinting sulla linea politica e il diritto di scelta, in definitiva, dei candidati all'episcopato.

Non solo un ponte a due corsie, bensì a due velocità.

Se il vescovo "patriottico" in effetti compie speditamente il tragitto intero e contribuisce attivamente all'elaborazione del magistero papale, su un piano di pari dignità con i confratelli, nel sinodo di ottobre in Vaticano, quello "clandestino", lungi dall'essere in parallelo riconosciuto dalle autorità, viene di converso accompagnato e trattenuto ai "pit-stop" di rieducazione stradale, al fine di metabolizzare la segnaletica e viabilità di regime, con i suoi obblighi e i suoi divieti.

Sullo sfondo la rinascita del senso religioso, che affiora nelle nuove generazioni e ha indotto Xi Jinping a emanare un regolamento restrittivo, vessatorio, in vigore da febbraio 2018 e in apparenza contraddittorio, al limite della schizofrenia istituzionale rispetto alle trattative in corso contestualmente, in tempo reale, con la diplomazia della Santa Sede.

La sindrome di Turandot affligge la leadership cinese, terrorizzata eppure affascinata innanzi al potenziale coesivo e divisivo, persino eversivo della fede. E' questa la posta della commessa, e scommessa, da centinaia di milioni di anime, col taglio e col travaglio di una guerra di nervi, tra Bergoglio e Xi.

"E t'ho odiato per quella e per quella t'ho amato. Tormentata e divisa fra due terrori uguali: vincerti o esser vinta ..."

Problematico ed emblematico della persecuzione in atto il caso di Pietro Shao Zhumin, presule di Wenzhou, che al quinto arresto in due anni colleziona seriale, paziente "soggiorni d'istruzione", in guisa di punti di penalità sulla patente.

Da un lato lo slancio di Francesco che alla vista di Monsignor Guo Jincai si commuove pubblicamente in tv e lo promuove all'istante da figlio prodigo a prodigio, accogliendolo nell'abbraccio del colonnato beniniano ed elargendogli, per dote, la diocesi nuova di zecca di Chengde.

Dall'altro le cautele del governo, che sottopone il ponte a ripetuti stress test di collaudo e impone al partner la prova d'amore, attraverso il sacrificio dei cattolici legati a Roma per settant'anni e destinati a immolarsi per un "bene superiore", alla stregua di Liù, serva fedele dell'opera pucciniana.

"Tu che di gel sei cinta, da tanta fiamma vinta, l'amerai anche tu".

Con ogni probabilità, il prossimo concistoro cercherà di trasformare in matrimonio, mediante la consegna di un anello cardinalizio, l'accordo pre-nuziale di settembre, imprimendo su di esso il sigillo della porpora e impalmando un vescovo prescelto con il placet delle due parti.

A seguire, una visita di Bergoglio in Cina eguaglierebbe per importanza l'incontro del '72 fra Nixon e Mao. Scandendo il cambiamento d'epoca e inaugurando un capitolo inedito, senza precedenti, nella saga delle alleanze tra papato e impero

La sfilata del Pontefice a Pechino configurerà dunque l'evento clou del 2019 oppure, alla stregua di Dolce e Gabbana, scivolerà sul misunderstanding e buccia di banana di un faux pas, in sembianza di mossa, richiesta o protesta improvvida?

"Dilegua o notte. All'alba vincerò".

A prescindere dal viaggio, il grido tenorile del principe Calaf aleggia imperativo e pone una ipoteca geopolitica sul conclave. Come Giacomo Puccini, anche Francesco si appresta infatti a lasciare incompiuta e work in progress la sua Turandot, confidando in una discendenza numerosa e nella perseveranza biblica del Signore.

Al di là degli esiti possibili, la Cina costituisce un formidabile, irripetibile desk, che consente di leggere in prospettiva e retrospettiva genesi e nemesi del pontificato: misurandone concettualmente la vicinanza diagnostica e lontananza prognostica con il predecessore Joseph Ratzinger, nel confronto tra Benedikt-Option e Chinese Dream.

Entrambi, Francesco e Benedetto, prendono atto del declino irreversibile, nel breve periodo, del cristianesimo in Europa.

Di fronte alla notte che avanza, il primo si preoccupa però di preservarne integro il nucleo nell'area protetta o cenacolo chiuso delle minoranze creative, postmoderna versione del sacro speco. Il secondo ipotizza invece di trasferirne altrove il centro gravitazionale, coerente con la sua doppia natura di gesuita e di perito chimico. Non solo esploratore ma sperimentatore.

L'uno applica in sostanza un marchio doc e teorizza un diritto di proprietà intellettuale, a tutela del brevetto greco-romano, l'altro de-localizza le produzioni e il domicilio fiscale, abolendo le royalties identitarie.

"Sebbene sia vero che alcune culture sono state strettamente legate alla predicazione del Vangelo e allo sviluppo di un pensiero cristiano", leggiamo in Evangelii Gaudium", il messaggio rivelato non si identifica con nessuna di esse e possiede un contenuto trans-culturale".

Nel campo magnetico dell'Orbe, polarizzato dal braccio di ferro Washington - Pechino, la barca dell'Urbe naviga inquieta e speranzosa, zigzagando tra resilienza del timoniere, che incede ostinato, e resistenza dell'equipaggio, che teme l'ignoto. Levando l'ancora e svuotando la stiva, per riportare indietro e lanciare su vasta scala, lungo le promettenti scie della seta, il cherigma e format di un cattolicesimo made in China, globalizzato e tutto da scoprire.

          Pillo Health Launches Innovative Home Health Assistant to Dispense Medication, Track Adherence, Deliver Care Plans      Cache   Translate Page      
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...J2 Interactive Acquires Saxa Solutions [December 04, 2018] J2 Interactive Acquires Saxa Solutions BOSTON , Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning healthcare IT consulting firm J2 Interactive has acquired Boston -based Saxa Solutions. Founded in 2001, J2 is best known for its ...

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1. Patient-reported outcomes across cerebrovascular event types - more similar than different 2. [What’s Trending]: Genetic landscape of pediatric movement disorders and management implications.In the first segment, Dr. Andrew Southerland talks with Dr. Irene Katzan about her paper on patient-reported outcomes across cerebrovascular event types. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Jeff Waugh focuses his interview with Dr. Saadet Andrews on the genetic landscape of pediatric movement disorders and management implications. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Southerland has severed on editorial boards for the Journal Neurology and is Section Editor for the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Katzan served on editorial boards for Stroke (American Stroke Association) and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes (American Heart Association). Dr. Katzan has received funding for research support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals and research support from the Ohio Department of Health - Physician Lead for the Ohio Paul Coverdell Stroke Registry, 2007-2020. Dr. Waugh was employed by Children's Hospital Boston, Resident in Pediatric Neurology, 2009-2015. Dr.Saadet Andrews served on a scientific advisory board for non-profit data safety board member for a research study at The Hospital for Sick Children (2015-2017), a Commercial: Epileptic encephalopathy scientific board meeting attended in December 2017, organized by BioMarin, and a Commercial: Advisor cost effectiveness of ERT (March 2018) Commercial: Advisory board and speaker for homocysteine and betaine treatment (December 2017). Dr. Andrews received funding for travel from BioMarin (Epileptic encephalopathy scientific board meeting attended as invited speaker in December 2017) and was paid honorarium and travel-expenses. Dr. Andrews served on editorial boards for Non-profit: Journal of Pediatric Genetics Editorial Board Member (2015-present) and received research support from industry funding (2015-2016) for prevalence of mucopolysaccharidosis if rheumatology and NCV patients.

          Dodgers acuerda con Dave Roberts      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Dodgers de Los Ángeles acordaron ayer un contrato por cuatro años con el mánager Dave Roberts, lo que lo mantendrá al frente del equipo hasta 2022.

Roberts recién cumplió su tercera temporada dirigiendo a los Dodgers, guiando a Los Ángeles a su segunda Serie Mundial consecutiva. El equipo perdió en cinco juegos frente a los Medias Rojas de Boston en octubre pasado, y en la Serie Mundial de 2017 cayó en siete partidos ante los Astros de Houston.

Ha dirigido a los Dodgers en campañas de 91, 104 y 92 victorias, y tiene récord de 287-200 en total.

"Retener a Doc como nuestro líder en el campo era nuestra máxima prioridad en este periodo entre temporadas y ahora que lo hemos logrado nos emociona centrar colectivamente toda nuestra atención en hacer lo más que podamos por darles un campeonato a nuestros apasionados aficionados", declaró Andrew Friedman, el presidente de operaciones deportivas de los Dodgers, el lunes en un comunicado.

El equipo había ejercido previamente la opción de Roberts para 2019. El acuerdo anunciado ayer le da tres años adicionales garantizados.

Roberts es el primer mánager de Los Ángeles que lleva al club a la postemporada en cada uno de sus primeros tres años.

Su comportamiento discreto ha jugado bien en un clubhouse donde algunos jugadores de alto perfil han tenido que asumir roles menores debido a la abundancia de talento en el róster. Roberts ha logrado que se comprometan con el objetivo general de ganar una Serie Mundial, algo que el equipo no ha hecho desde 1988.

Roberts provocó la ira de los fanáticos de los Dodgers con algunas de sus decisiones de postemporada, especialmente en la Serie Mundial, pero claramente los dueños y la oficina principal creen que él es la persona que dirige la franquicia.

"Cuando me contrataron para liderar este equipo hace tres años, dije en ese momento que entrenar a los Dodgers es realmente la oportunidad de toda una vida y me siento exactamente igual hoy", dijo en un comunicado. "Hemos trabajado arduamente para desarrollar un equipo y una cultura que nos permita ganar la Serie Mundial en cada temporada, pero aún tenemos que alcanzar nuestro objetivo final y eso es lo que me impulsa cada día".

La extensión le da a los Dodgers una continuidad que no han tenido desde que el miembro del Salón de la Fama Tom Lasorda dirigió el equipo de 1976 a 1996.

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          Medias Rojas acepta invitación a Casa Blanca      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Medias Rojas de Boston aceptaron la invitación a la Casa Blanca para celebrar su campeonato de la Serie Mundial.

El presidente del equipo, Sam Kennedy, dijo que el equipo está trabajando en fijar una fecha con la Casa Blanca.

"Vamos a ver si hay una fecha que funciona", comentó Kennedy ayer lunes por la noche, durante el estreno del video sobre la coronación del club.

La tradicional visita de los campeones a Washington se ha politizado más en tiempos recientes, luego que algunos equipos han declinado las invitaciones del presidente Donald Trump.

Kennedy dijo que depende de cada pelotero la decisión de asistir.

"Como en el pasado, es una invitación, no es obligatoria", indicó. "Es una oportunidad para que estos chicos reciban el reconocimiento que merecen por un título".

El manager, Alex Cora, señaló que estará allí. Nacido en Puerto Rico, Cora ha instado públicamente a que el presidente haga más tras la devastación de la isla a causa del huracán María.

"Voy a aprovechar esa plataforma de la manera correcta", prometió Cora. "No voy allá para avergonzar a nadie".

Cora y otros miembros de los Medias Rojas estuvieron el lunes en la premier del documental sobre su temporada.

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Given the tide of mourning over Friday's death at 94 of George H.W. Bush, when it comes to this beat, one piece of the 41st President's legacy bears particular note, all the more as its impact extends into the present.

At its core, next year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of full relations between the Holy See and the US. Though the bilateral ties are easily taken for granted today, if anything – fraught as it was with anti-Catholic prejudice and conspiracy theories – the path to Washington's diplomatic recognition of the Pope took almost a century to accomplish, and were it not for Bush, odds are the wait would've stretched even longer.

In a way, that owed itself to a quirk of history... well, one among others.

In 1974, six years before the Texas bureaucrat's election as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, the Federal government finally got around to giving its #2 an official residence: a house on the grounds of the Naval Observatory, located along the Massachusetts Avenue heart of "Embassy Row." Yet as it happened, the move would be an unwitting boon for the Vatican – since 1939, the Holy See's base of operations in the States, then known as the Apostolic Delegation, was located right across the street.

At the time, the state of affairs meant that, in the absence of formal relations, the Apostolic Delegates – in place since 1893 – were the Pope's emissary solely to the US church, with no status before the government. (On the flip-side, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved unable to establish full relations due to lingering suspicion toward the church from Protestant senators, the late 1930s saw FDR institute a "personal representative" of the President to the Holy See, who served as an ambassador in all but name.) Yet by the time the Bushes arrived at the VP's house, their presence joined other sea-changes on the global front in giving the century-old impasse the momentum to shift.

Despite the absence of full diplomatic ties, the early 1980s already saw a tightening of American and Vatican interests. In 1978, the election of John Paul II brought to Peter's Chair a figure whose deep personal experience with the States was without precedent for a Pope, an attribute born from multiple extended visits, and just as much through a network of Polish-American contacts who quietly funneled sizable aid for their homeland's suffering church and its resistance to the Communist regime in large part through the cardinal-archbishop of Krakow.

In that light, per custom at the change of pontificates, the new Pope made the Washington posting a key early target of his geopolitical strategy, naming Archbishop Pio Laghi – whose prior assignments in the Holy Land and Argentina made him a heavyweight of the Vatican's foreign service – as his Delegate to the US within days of Reagan's election. And while the courtly Italian, whose patrician bearing masked his simple upbringing, would openly execute one revolution – stacking the American hierarchy with prelates who reflected a bolstered sense of Catholic identity – a second, stealth effort would fuse Pope and President in a multi-front campaign to dismantle the Iron Curtain, a push in which Reagan's deputy would play a linchpin role long before Bush's own administration presided over its formal demise.

Having moved into their respective sides of Mass Av at the same time in early 1981, in typical Bush form, the Vice President's bond with Laghi was forged on the tennis court. Both in their mid-50s, the new neighbors were longtime avid players – and as Maureen Dowd's appreciation of Bush in today's New York Times put it, just as "H.W. used sports as a way to do personal diplomacy," in the Pope's Delegate, the high-church Episcopalian had met his match. (With Bush as Vice President, the duo are seen above in an undated photo aboard Air Force Two – Laghi at far left – along with Barbara Bush and one of the archbishop's key US appointees, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.)

Given Bush's own strong-suit in foreign policy, burnished by stints as ambassador to China and the United Nations, the dynamic between the Vice President and Apostolic Delegate made for a symbiotic fit, so much so that Laghi would come to be seen as "a close family friend." And with the church's on-the-ground presence across the Communist bloc – not to mention Latin America, another "hothouse" of the time – providing key intelligence networks for the US to tap into, the synergy of personal ties and shared priorities arguably made for the halcyon period of the Rome-Washington axis, which finally secured the establishment of full bilateral relations in 1984, granting Laghi ambassadorial status as Pro-Nuncio. (At the time, the Holy See's practice was to reserve the title "Nuncio" solely to the Catholic countries where, by law, its representative was ex officio dean of the diplomatic corps; the distinction was abolished in the late 1990s.)

Having remained in the post through his friend's election to the Presidency and the fall of the Berlin Wall – while internally overseeing a sweeping recast of the Stateside bench in John Paul's image and likeness – Laghi was recalled to Rome in 1990 as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and made a cardinal months later.

Since his departure, no occupant of the Washington posting has approached his length of tenure in it.

Almost always seen as the most influential Vatican legate the US has known in its era as a hegemonic superpower, Laghi's decade in the capital still endures as a point of reference, and the man himself was discreetly sought out for high-level American efforts or advice in Rome practically until his own passing in 2009.

In the best-known of those moments, as the White House push for a second war in Iraq gathered steam in early 2003, the former Pro-Nuncio was tapped by John Paul as his personal emissary to President George W. Bush, tasked with returning to Washington to convey the Pope's intense opposition to the campaign.

While the choice of messenger indicated the most concerted engagement for peace that the Vatican could make, of course, the mission (carried out during 40-minute Oval Office talks with "43") proved futile. Upon departing the capital, the cardinal "realized that the Bush administration was very naïve about the consequences of war" – a sense that would only be revealed after his death.

Though all but a handful of Laghi's appointees are long gone from office, several of the young local aides from his US posting were subsequently named to the bench and remain atop the American hierarchy: a group led by the sitting cardinal-archbishops of New York and Chicago, two of the nation's three largest dioceses.

Of all the "Laghini," however, the DC aide invariably described as the most beloved was Msgr Bernie Yarrish, a son of Scranton whose own elevation was precluded by a two-decade battle with multiple sclerosis. At 67, Yarrish died of the disease in June, with Tim Dolan – who brought his onetime Nunciature-mate to Rome as his Vice-Rector at the North American College (Yarrish's final major assignment) – leading the sendoff at the fallen cleric's boyhood parish.

Laghi's fifth successor at 3339 Massachusetts, the current Nuncio to the US, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, will be the Holy See's representative at Wednesday's state funeral for Bush in Washington National Cathedral – sitting not with the delegations of ecumenical clergy, but the diplomatic corps.

In keeping with the procedures on the death of a former President, President Trump has declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning; among other entities, the Federal government will be closed in tribute, as will the financial markets, and mail delivery will be suspended.

On another protocol note, church institutions with flagpoles are advised that the US flag is to be flown at half-staff until sunset on New Year's Eve – 30 days from 41's passing. However, where applicable, the custom does not extend to the Vatican flag – as it represents a sovereign entity, the Holy See's banner is lowered solely upon the death of the Roman pontiff through the subsequent Novemdiales, the nine-day mourning period that precedes a Conclave.

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2018 Turks and Caicos Flights

[caption id="attachment_3034" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2018 Turks and Caicos Flights Photo by Tomás Del Coro. Image license: CC BY-SA 2.0 [/caption]

Now that it's officially fall, travel season is almost upon us. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is getting colder and wetter... or worse. To prepare you for the months of icy snow and darkness ahead we have some new information on new Turks and Caicos flights. We also have some tips on how to find cheap tickets to save money on your vacation on warm and sandy Grace Bay Beach.

Southwest to Resume Daily Direct Flights to Turks and Caicos

Southwest Airlines has announced they will resume direct flights from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos starting November 4.

These flights will connect in Fort Lauderdale to and from cities in the eastern half of the United States such as Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and Washington DC.

As well  Southwest will be offering new direct flights from Nashville to Providenciales, with service expected to start in November, 2017. Fares and flight schedules to Providenciales have yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

InterCaribbean Launches New Turks and Caicos Flights

If you're planning an excursion to Grand Turk and want to see as much of Turks and Caicos as possible, InterCaribbean's new service may be of interest.

Turks and Caicos-based regional Caribbean airline InterCaribbean Airways has officially commenced its new service from Grand Turk to both South Caicos and Salt Cay.

List of Flights to Turks and Caicos

There are direct flights between Providenciales Airport (PLS) and many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.

Schedules for fall and winter 2018 are still being determined, so, for daily flights be sure to check the Turks and Caicos Airport Authority, or check out the airlines' websites for up-to-date information:

City Airlines
NYC JetBlue, Delta Airlines, United Airlines,
Boston JetBlue, Delta Airlines, US Airways
Philadelphia Delta Airlines, US Airways
Charlotte US Airways
Atlanta Delta Airlines,
Miami American Airlines
Toronto Air Canada, WestJet
Ottawa Air Canada
Montreal Air Transat, Air Canada, WestJet
Nassau British Airways, Bahamas Air (direct daily flights)
London (Heathrow) British Airways

If you want more information, as always, be sure to contact our reservations desk.

Tips on Getting Cheap Tickets to Turks and Caicos

For some people, the actual planning process is one of the most enjoyable parts of taking a vacation. It's always a challenge to hunt down the best flight deals, so here are a few tips:

1. Search for tickets one seat at a time

If you are searching for tickets for your family, if you really want to save money, try searching by one ticket at a time. This is because most automated systems will show you the highest fare for all the tickets. If you try searching one seat at a time, there may be limited seats on sale.

2. Search at midweek

Airlines tend to launch their sales on Tuesdays and end them on Thursdays, so don’t limit your searches to the weekends.

3. Fly on a holiday

It may seem counterintuitive, but the biggest savings can be found by flying on the actual holiday, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. The exception is if you’re traveling over a three-day weekend—then, everyone is looking to fly on the actual holiday, so that’s the perfect time to try and extend your vacation by a day.

4. Fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Saturday

Why? Because planes are least full on these days of the week, these flights usually have the lowest fares.

5. Monitor Twitter, Facebook and airline emails

Follow your favorite airlines on social media in addition to signing up for discount online travel company emails.

Plan Your Dream Vacation on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales

Experience an earthly wonder of sand and sea at our 114-suite luxury resort on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.

Family-friendly, yet ideally suited for romantic getaways and wedding celebrations, The Sands at Grace Bay offers a harmonious balance of home comforts and sublime Caribbean elegance – as well as a picture perfect location on the sparkling shores of Grace Bay Beach.

If you are dreaming of a beach holiday in the Caribbean that gives you the flexibility of having your own fully-equipped suite while enticing you with fine dining, pristine grounds and sigh-inducing vistas, we look forward to welcoming you to The Sands at Grace Bay.

Have a travel tip or a question about flights to Turks and Caicos? Be sure to leave a comment!

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What islands are in the Caribbean? And which island is best for planning your perfect vacation?

There are at least 700 islands, reefs and cays in the Caribbean, and every one of them promises adventure for travelers. Some offer all the comforts of home, while others are harder to reach and provide rewards for explorers.

To help you understand where everything is to plan your vacation, let's take a look at the geography of the Caribbean.

Map of the Caribbean

Lesser Antilles and Leeward Islands

When you start researching the Caribbean, you'll encounter two terms: "Lesser Antilles" and "Leeward Islands." These are major island chains in the region, and home to some of the most famous vacation destinations in the world.

But what exactly are they?

Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands face the open Atlantic Ocean to the east, in the outer, southeast corner of the Caribbean.

The islands get their name from the time when sailing ships were the only form of transportation across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and its Caribbean colonies. The Leeward Islands include Anguilla, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and other islands.

The Leeward Islands' counterparts are the Windward Islands to their southeast, including St. Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad.

In terms of where each island chain gets its name, in sailing terminology, "windward" means towards the source of the wind, while "leeward" is the opposite direction.

In the Caribbean, the prevailing winds, known as the trade winds, blow out of the southeast. Therefore, an island to the northwest, such as Puerto Rico, would typically be leeward of an island to the southeast, such as Antigua. As well, Antigua would typically be windward of Puerto Rico, but leeward of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Lesser Antilles

While most people can easily name individual islands and nations that make up the Greater Antilles -- Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba -- the Lesser Antilles can be harder to identify.

The Lesser Antilles, a chain of volcanic islands stretching along the southeastern edge of the Caribbean, also includes the Leeward and Windward Islands. So, the Lesser Antilles includes popular vacation destinations such as the Barbados, Antigua and the US Virgin Islands.

What About Turks and Caicos?

The islands of the Turks and Caicos aren't technically located in the Caribbean at all. Instead, we're in the Atlantic Ocean, and are part of the Bahama Archipelago, to the north of Cuba and to the east of Florida.

The Turks and Caicos shares many characteristics with the Bahamas, the country and island chain to the northwest of us. We share blue seas, white sand beaches, and a similar culture.

Caicos Islands by Satellite

However, it's Providenciales here in Turks and Caicos that is regularly recognized as one of the top travel destinations in the world. And it's Grace Bay that is also regularly voted the world's best beach.

All together, the islands of the the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Bahamas, including Turks and Caicos, make up the West Indies.

Popular Caribbean Island Destinations

The Caribbean and the West Indies are filled with tropical vacation destinations to suit every wallet and every taste. Generally speaking, your travel budget and accessibility -- how long it will take you to reach your destination -- are two of the biggest considerations when planning a Caribbean trip.

With those considerations in mind, here are several Caribbean destinations popular with people all over the world.

St. Martin

One of the Leeward Islands in the southeastern Caribbean, St. Martin is one island shared by two countries, France and the Netherlands. St. Martin is famous for its airport adjacent the beach, where jumbo jets fly low right over holidaymakers.

St. Martin is a beloved airport destination because of its direct flights from Europe and the United States, and its mix of French, Dutch and Caribbean culture. Unfortunately, the 2017 hurricane season left both the island and the airport significantly damaged.


While many travelers visit its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, Haiti is a mostly overlooked Caribbean destination. Although Haiti is quite poor, it has developed into a cruise ship destination with all-inclusive resorts. The history and culture of the country offers many opportunities for more adventurous tourists.

haiti tourism

While Haiti is quite beautiful, because of its location it also tends to experience more than its fair share of hurricanes from September to November. Travel between the airport and resorts can be challenging, so visitors should exercise caution.

St. Lucia

This isolated island hidden away in a remote corner of the Caribbean is a romantic paradise for lovers. Forested mountains tower above pristine beaches, and ultra-exclusive resorts hide among the trees.

st lucia pitons

St. Lucia is one of the more spectacular destinations in the Caribbean, but, even with direct flights from the United States it can be hard to reach -- plan on booking an entire day just on travel. The tree-top resorts are also generally aimed at luxury travelers with big budgets.

Turks and Caicos.. The Perfect Caribbean Destination?

Turks and Caicos, still largely undiscovered by mass tourism, is not only off the beaten track, but is also easy to reach from the mainland. It's about an hour by air from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales (PLS), with direct flights to Turks and Caicos from other major airports including Atlanta, Boston and New York.

And, what's more, the beautiful award-winning beaches here on Providenciales have to be seen to be believed.

The average temperature ranges between 85 and 90 degrees (29-32 degrees Celsius) from June to October, and in an average year the Turks and Caicos has 350 days of sunshine.

The Sands at Grace Bay is located directly on beautiful Grace Bay, right on the beach. With our pool and spacious suites, we're a family favorite. We're just a short 15 minute drive from the airport, so you'll spend more of your time enjoying your vacation.

Every 4th Night Free

Between now and Dec 19, 2018, stay 3 nights at the Sands Resort and get the 4th night free. Learn more.

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          Ryan Day to make $4.5 million per year on 5-year contract as Ohio State's head coach      Cache   Translate Page      

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University has announced offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be the football program’s 25th head coach.

The announcement came Tuesday afternoon when head coach Urban Meyer announced he would be retiring after the Rose Bowl on January 1.

Day will have a five-year contract that will pay him $4.5 million annually. He will start his head coaching duties on January 2.

Day is in his second season with the Buckeyes and served as the interim head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season while Meyer served a suspension. The team went 3-0.

The New Hampshire native played quarterback at the University of New Hampshire. UCLA head coach Chip Kelly was Day’s offensive coordinator during his collegiate career.

Day began his coaching career in 2002 as the tight ends coach at his alma mater. In 2005, he coached as a graduate assistant under Meyer at the University of Florida.

Additionally, Day coached at Boston College and Temple.

In 2015, he was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 to be the quarterbacks coach and held the same position with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

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BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raleigh & Drake, the experience-driven innovator, today announced that it has become the exclusive discovery platform partner for Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic). In its continued drive to further meaningful engagement with customers,...

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The New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) has launched a redesigned website,, as the organization gears up for preshow promotions on the Boston RV & Camping Expo that kicks off the consumer RV show season in New England in January. The show, owned and produced by Paragon Group of Needham, Mass., will once again be held at […]
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Your Love, Our Musical! - a long form improvised musical in which comedic musical masterminds (Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman) interview a couple from the audience and create a fully improvised musical about that couple's love story - is moving to Manhattan at Caveat NYC on Friday, December 14th at 7PM doors at 630PM.

YLOM, as it's affectionately known, is a long-running NYC comedy institution starring two of New York City's finest musical improvisers. Rebecca and Evan use their unique comedic chemistry, vocal skill, and improvisational abilities to transform audiences' simple meet-cutes into bombastic choruses, their Tinder swipes into epic dance numbers, and their relationship snafus into chopped and screwed hip-hop epics.

Bring your significant other for a night of comedy and music unlike any you've ever seen (or will see again.) It's better than Hamilton! Hamilton isn't about you meeting your boyfriend on Bumble.

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On Monday's PTS, Bob McCown is joined by co-host Shi Davidi in the first hour, where the two talk to the Boston Globe about MLB's offseason and the NCAA's College Football Playoff bracket (10:49) followed by Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard, who was awarded two re-allocated Olympic medals today from the 2008 and 2012 Games (37:14). Stephen Brunt returns and checks-in to co-host the final two hours; him and Bob talk to Sportsnet's own Chris Johnston on the Leafs finally signing William Nylander to a new contract (55:25) before talking to the team's GM himself, Kyle Dubas, on exactly how it all came together (1:06:40). The last hour, Bob and Stephen are joined first by Sportsnet's Michael Grange to talk about the Raptors' award winners and their defense potential against tonight's match-up against Canadian Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets (1:32:30). The show concludes with guest Michael Woods, publisher of and host of EVERLAST's TALKBOX podcast, weighing in on what some thought was a controversial split decision in this past weekend's Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight fight (02:00:56).
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Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA) faculty, students, and alumni, faculty from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) and from the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT), and collaborators from across the nation presented at the ASHA 2018 convention.  In addition, approximately 75 guests attended the Ithaca College Open House for Alumni and Friends held at the convention on Friday evening.   

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          Marcus Smart Thinks Celtics Need To ‘Get Dirty’ To Continue Winning Games      Cache   Translate Page      
Marcus Smart is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to the Boston Celtics’ performance. He’s openly been... Read More »
          Yankees Exec Claims They’re As Good As Red Sox; ALDS ‘Could Have Gone Either Way’      Cache   Translate Page      
New York Yankees president Randy Levine doesn’t think his team is playing catch-up with the Boston Red Sox. The Red... Read More »
          VA Health Care Hero Of The Week: Gordon Hayward Erupts For 30 Points      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward returned to his All-Star form on Saturday. He exploded for 30 points, 9 rebounds and... Read More »
          Dave Dombrowski Details Red Sox’s Interest In Re-Signing Nathan Eovaldi      Cache   Translate Page      
The mutual interest the Boston Red Sox and Nathan Eovaldi share is an open secret worth discussing. Red Sox president of baseball... Read More »
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          NISSAN Morning Drive: Bruins In Florida To Face Panthers, Lightning      Cache   Translate Page      
The Boston Bruins will (hopefully) enjoy a few days in the Sunshine State. The B’s take on the Florida Panthers... Read More »
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          Brock Holt, Alex Cora Describe Favorite Moments From World Series Run      Cache   Translate Page      
The 2018 Boston Red Sox produced many memorable moments during their World Series run. Boston’s road to its ninth World... Read More »
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          Red Sox’s Alex Cora Promises To Catch Next Beer Thrown His Way      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Sam Kennedy Says Red Sox Received, Accepted Offer To Visit White House      Cache   Translate Page      
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David Pastrnak’s snub from the NHL All-Star ballot shocked Bruins fans, but Boston now can breathe easy as the 22-year-old... Read More »
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          Bush Left A Troubling Legacy On Church-State Separation      Cache   Translate Page      
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Political pundits are assessing the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday. Like many people in public life, Bush had good points and bad points. But compared to the current flock of Republican leaders, it’s easy to eulogize him as a statesman and celebrate his calm demeanor and genteel manners.

I remember a somewhat different Bush – one who struggled to make peace with the Religious Right during the 1988 election and as a result, ended up moving farther to the right in pursuit of reckless policies.

Remember, Bush began his political career as a Republican moderate. As a member of the House of Representatives in the late 1960s, he was known for his interest in international population control, and he championed access to birth control. When he ran for president in 1980, Bush portrayed himself as a more moderate alternative to Ronald Reagan.

After serving as Reagan’s vice president for eight years, Bush ran for president again in 1988. He received a shock during the Iowa caucuses when he came in third behind U.S. Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) and TV preacher Pat Robertson.

In the wake of the defeat, Bush, an Episcopalian, decided to move to the right and play up religion in an effort to win over skeptical far-right evangelicals. He began giving more talks about his faith and sometimes even used the phrase “born again” to describe his faith. He played up his support for school prayer and private school voucher plans. He named Dan Quayle, a U.S. senator from Indiana who was popular with the Religious Right, as his running mate.

Bush also began pushing generic forms of “God talk.” A speech he gave in Pontiac, Mich., in 1987 is typical. Bush, who had served as a fighter pilot during World War II, recalled being shot down over Japanese territory. “I know what sustained me,” he said. “It was faith, and it was family. And I believe in Jesus Christ as my personal savior.”

During the 1988 race, I contacted Bush’s campaign in an attempt to clarify where he stood on several church-state issues. I received a reply via fax: a position paper with some quotes from Bush’s speeches and writing.

The paper quoted Bush as saying, “I believe in the separation of church and state, and although government should remain neutral towards particular religions, it need not remain neutral towards traditional values that Americans support.”

The same position paper reiterated Bush’s support for tuition tax credits (a kind of voucher plan), which he insisted would “provide greater choice in education.” On creationism, Bush tried (awkwardly, in my view) to thread the needle: “I’m not a scientist, but it seems to me that the Bible has an abundance of clues and evidence to help archeologists, astronomers and other scientists in their endless quest for knowledge. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Biblical account of creation and the scientific evidence of the origins of the universe will yet find common ground.”

Once in office, Bush tossed some bones to the Religious Right. He met regularly with conservative religious leaders and would occasionally talk about school prayer. He issued the usual religious proclamations. His administration tried, unsuccessfully, to allot millions for vouchers in the Education Department’s budget.

In the summer of 1992, Bush unveiled the “G.I. Bill for Children,” a $500 million outlay of taxpayer money to fund voucher schemes nationwide. At the time, Bush was struggling in the polls against Bill Clinton, and the move was seen as a sop to voters. As a political ploy, it was a serious miscalculation. After Clinton won the election in November, the voucher proposal quickly disappeared.

Bush’s biggest impact on church-state separation was through the Supreme Court. He named David Souter to the high court in 1990 to replace Justice William Brennan, but Souter turned out to be much more moderate than the Religious Right expected and was a strong supporter of church-state separation. The following year when another seat opened up after the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall, Bush and his advisers made sure to pick an arch-conservative. That’s how Clarence Thomas got on the court.

Thomas, now 70 years old, is the longest-serving justice among those currently on the court. His views on church-state separation are extreme, and he has insisted that since Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, he has no intention of retiring.

Thomas stands as Bush’s real legacy on church-state separation. For that reason alone, it can’t be called a good one.


          Restoring ‘youthful’ hemoglobin in sickle cell disease: First patient is symptom-free      Cache   Translate Page      

 Manny Johnson of Boston, 21, previously required monthly blood transfusions to keep his severe sickle cell disease under control. After receiving a new gene therapy treatment, he’s been symptom-free for six months. Researchers at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center reported Manny’s case Saturday at the American Society of Hematology meeting in...

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          Sr. Software Engineer - Appneta - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
Located just steps from South Station in the heart of the Innovation District, AppNeta's Boston office is home to our Sales, Marketing, Customer Success,...
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          New Nike Ad Highlights a BU Basketball Great: Kyrie Irving’s Dad      Cache   Translate Page      
When Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2017, a little-known fact about the superstar guard’s Boston connection emerged. His father, Drederick Irving, was a superstar in his own right on a Boston basketball court in the 1980s, playing four years for Boston University. And Kyrie’s mother, Elizabeth Larson (CAS’89), was also a […]
          (USA-MA-Boston) HR Partner, Global Teams      Cache   Translate Page      
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: Team Overview: CHAI’s employees currently work in over 30 countries around the world and are supported by both country and global human resources partners. As a part of the Global HR team, the HR Partner, Global Teams will serve as a strategic business partner to our country, operational and global program teams to provide a coherent approach to the management of one of CHAI’s most valued assets – our people. This involves employing people, developing their capacities, and compensating their services in line with their roles and CHAI’s organizational requirements. Position Overview: The HR Partner, Global Teams proactively assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, by communicating and liaising with our Global HR department, CHAI staff members and select program leadership. The HR Partner, Global Teams builds and manages relationships across a matrixed organization, to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects CHAI’s values. The HR Partner, Global Teams role includes both U.S. and international Human Resource responsibilities. Key areas of focus will include employee relations, relationship management, training and development and HR operations support. This position will be based in Boston, MA and requires up to 10% international travel. + Partner closely with assigned program leadership and staff members to resolve complex employee relations issues. + Receive complaints from employees and others. Plan and execute confidential investigations, as assigned, of alleged harassment, bullying, discrimination, abuse and exploitation, and other misconduct. Write investigative reports for Global HR leadership and summaries for CHAI leadership. + Conduct regular meetings with respective teams, including by phone, web application or in person. + Provide guidance to assigned program teams on organizational and workforce development, compensation, HR procedure and policy interpretation, host-country compliance, and recruiting and retention strategies. + Provide coaching and guidance, as needed, to assigned managers on a variety of topics including but not limited to staff performance, feedback, and communication. + Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention. + Provide guidance and input on team restructures, workforce planning, succession planning. + Identify training needs for assigned global program teams and individual manager needs. Lead learning and development activities to promote a respectful workplace, talent development, management skills, and other capacity-building needs in line with CHAI’s approach to on-the-job learning. This includes content design, coordination, and delivery of training topics as approved by CHAI leadership. + Assist assigned global employees with international assignments and related HR matters including but not limited to: + International employment contracts + Global compensation + International and domestic relocation + Immigration support and guidance + Serve as focal point for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment (PSEAH) for assigned global program teams. + Work with members of Global HR team to complete administrative work related to HR processes – onboarding, off boarding, benefit changes, etc. + Facilitate new hire check-ins and conduct exit interviews with assigned global program teams. + Maintain in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with Contracts department and Global Operations team as needed. + Work with other members of CHAI HR to facilitate employment agreements and interpret labor regulations and HR-related legal issues for country offices and international staff, research and interpret overseas labor laws, perform and support HR audits, and support reviews and changes to HR-related manuals and documents + Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis based on the needs of the HR team and global teams + Provide other HR services as needed or requested. + Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Human Resources, Learning and Development, International Business or a related discipline; + 5+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources, non-profit organization experience preferred; + Experience in resolution of complex employee relation issues; + Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, compensation practices, organizational design, succession planning, respectful workplace policies, performance management, and federal, state and international employment laws; and + Excellent knowledge of international nonprofit sector; + Experience with designing, developing and delivering training content; + Strong conflict management skills; + Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; + Ability to take initiative to identify and anticipate team needs and make recommendations for implementation; + Ability to work urgently and independently to investigate and solve problems; + Ability to handle confidential information, regarding all employee related matters; + Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address complex HR issues; + Independently manage multiple conflicting priorities; + Ability to provide good customer service with patience and sense of urgency; + Professional, diplomatic and thoughtful communication skills appropriate for email, web and phone with people from various backgrounds; and + Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Outlook Excel, Word), experience with HRIS systems desired. 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          State police rescue dog Ruby found, 'totally fine' - The Providence Journal      Cache   Translate Page      

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State police rescue dog Ruby found, 'totally fine'
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The missing Rhode Island State Police K9 Ruby has been located and is now safe at home. Ruby had gone missing Monday when she was with her handler, Trooper Dan O'Neil, in the area of Goddard Park, near the Warwick-East Greenwich border.
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West Yarmouth man shoots pit bull to death after dog attacks him
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A West Yarmouth man was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull he was fostering Sunday night after the dog viciously attacked him, sending him to the hospital with serious arm injuries, police said. The 25-year-old man was allegedly lying in bed with his ...

          (USA-MA-Jamaica Plain) Scattered Site Housing Case Manager, 18-277      Cache   Translate Page      
Scattered Site Housing Case Manager, 18-277 Department: Support Housing - Scattered Site Office: 3368 Washington Street Location: Jamaica Plain, MA Position Type: Direct Care Hours/Shift: Morning - First Shift Employee Type:: Regular Full-time START YOUR APPLICATION - SCHEDULE:- 40 hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - JOB DESCRIPTION: The Site Housing (SSH) provides comprehensive, intensive case management support to chronically homeless individuals with histories of substance abuse and mental illness in housing using the Housing First model promoting long-term stability in housing and the end of homelessness in Boston. SSH Case Managers work as part of an intensive case management team serving tenants who may be experiencing untreated mental illness, active drug and alcohol addiction, and other major health challenges. SSH Case Managers use a harm-reduction, trauma - informed approach to working with participants, including the utilization of Stages of Change Theory and Motivational Interviewing techniques. SSH Case Managers are responsible for a specific caseload of tenants, and also for collaborating with other SSH staff on program-wide efforts to stabilize and promote the individual growth of all SSH tenants. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting tenants with all required program documentation; assisting tenants with obtaining benefits, healthcare, educational opportunities, employment opportunities, and legal aid; supporting the development of tenants- activities of daily living skills and creating individual service plans with tenants, maintaining all necessary documentation; monitoring and reporting maintenance needs in apartments, and supporting timely program fee collection from tenants. - REQUIREMENTS: + High School diploma or GED + Strong written communication skills + Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products + A valid Mass driver-s license in good standing + Experience working with chronicaly homeless individuals in Housing First programs + Experience working with individuals experiencing substance abuse, mental illness, trauma, homelessness and/or other complex disorders. + Strong commitment to learning and using harm-reduction and motivational interviewing skills in order to promote improved behavioral health among tenants. + Ability to set limits fairly and consistently while maintaining appropriate boundaries. + Knowledge of effective crisis intervention techniques and ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations. + Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; the ability to balance many competing demands. + Ability to access different building locations and program sites via vehicle, public transit, and by foot in varied weather conditions, including climbing several flights of stairs and lifting up to 50 pounds of weight + Ability to sit for long periods of time and use computer, calculator, fax, copier and other office equipment + Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing, including the ability to successfully represent organization in various forums + Ability to juggle many competing demands, to prioritize work efficiently and effectively + Ability to take initiative, plan and work independently START YOUR APPLICATION
          New book gives voice to the 'strong women of Southie'      Cache   Translate Page      
At a time when women are speaking up about painful, personal experiences, the book “Women of Southie” is particularly timely.Subtitled “Finding Resilience During Whitey Bulger’s Infamous Reign,” the book is the story of six South Boston women whose lives were shaped by varying combinations of abuse as children and adults, drug addiction, and the loss of relatives and friends by murder or suicide. It's also a story of loyalty to others and a love for [...]
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          Repartidores fin de semana - Boston´s Pizza - Mérida, Yuc.      Cache   Translate Page      
*Descripción del empleo* Restaurante Boston´s Pizza, sucursales altabrisa - gran plaza - dorada busca repartidores de comida para labora fin de semana ... $2,000 - $3,500 al mes
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*Descripción del empleo* Vacante de auxiliar de limpieza para restaurante Boston´s Pizza sucursal montejo. Funciones limpieza de vidrios, alfombras, baños,... $5,000 - $6,000 al mes
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          (USA-RI-Providence) Lead Health Data Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Lead Health Data Analyst Full Time | Job ID 722 | Posted: 12/04/2018 Job Description JOBSUMMARY: Independently lead the extraction and analysis of healthcare data for specific studies and corporate initiatives.Lead data intensive projects and serve as a technical resource to department staff and management on technical issues; develop new analyses and reporting metrics to assist management with decision making.Train and mentor less experienced staff.Develop and improve automated processes to increase the efficiency and accuracy of work products. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: + Initiate and lead data intensive projects; translate quantitative findings into practical insights through the interpretation of data, trends and other sources.Prepare project results or recommendations for a wide range of audiences using written reports and presentation exhibits/graphics. + Perform complex analytical work of healthcare data.Utilize data to provide insights about customers and prospects to support the growth of various market segments. + Conduct special data extraction and analysis studies.Summarize results and provide recommendations where appropriate. + Design, implement, and maintain various databases as assigned; develop reporting capabilities and ensure data quality and documentation is adequate. + Identify areas where operational efficiency can be improved through enhanced automation.Collaborate with technical staff on implementation of enhancements.Communicate necessary changes and enhancements to all internal/external customers. + Represent the organization at external meetings. + Provide recommendations and input to new contract provisions for performance guarantees. Respond to various Requests for Implementation as requested by marketing staff.Perform special studies as needed. + Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education and Experience: + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. + Seven to ten years health data analysis, business analysis, software application, database design, and technical documentation experience, preferably in the health insurance industry. + Successfully pass the Wolfe Spence Programmer Aptitude test. Preferred Education, Additional Qualifications and Experience: + Knowledge of applied statistics. + Knowledge of econometric modeling. + Knowledge of marketing analytic principles and modeling. + Experience utilizing competitive intelligence. Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities: + Knowledge of claims processing and membership processing for all BCBSRI lines of business. + Knowledge of CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding and covered benefits. + Understanding of SAS programming, spreadsheet, and database software and other application development tools. + Knowledge of general mathematical principals. + Working knowledge of Business Objects and Windows. + Understanding of micro and mainframe computer systems. + Strong business acumen and political savvy. + Ability to lead and manage projects. + Ability to collaborate while dealing with complex situations. + Ability to think creatively and to drive innovation. + Ability to motivate, lead and inspire a diverse group to a common goal/solution with multiple stakeholders. + Ability to convert business strategy into action oriented objectives and measurable results. + Strong negotiating, influencing, and consensus-building skills. + Ability to mentor, coach and provide guidance to others. Apply Online At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), diversity and inclusion are central to our core values and strengthen our ability to meet the challenges of today's healthcare industry. BCBSRI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or local law. For more information about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see our Diversity Report The law requires an employer to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and genetic information and gender identity or expression. Please visit view the "EEO is the Law" poster. 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          Creative Event Manager - Corinthian Events - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Corinthian Events offers an open, collaborative work environment in downtown Boston. Corinthian Events – a dynamic Boston- based event management company – is...
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          Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi I am a new member to the group. I would not be able to attend the 15 December meet up but I would like to be notified of future meetings!

Thank you!

          (USA-MA-Boston) Business/Data Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Business/Data Analyst, Onsite in Boston (Back Bay Area) Job Summary This is a hybrid BA/Data Analyst, you will be working independently from the development teams and will need some requirements gathering skills, but the primary function will be data analysis and testing. Looking for someone with strong communication skills, an ability to understand requirements from developers, and domain knowledge in Financial Services. Qualifications + Investments data domain knowledge is a must. + SQL Server capabilities (basic querying, data manipulation) is a must. + BI Tools (Power BI preferred, else: Qlik, Tableau, Spotfire) is a PLUS. + Data Warehouse understanding is a PLUS. #JVT
          BOFCA Repertory Podcast - December 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

BOFCA breaks down the Boston-area repertory screening scene for the last month of 2018.

          Watch: How unique was Gordon Hayward's 30/9/8 performance against the Timberwolves?      Cache   Translate Page      

Gordon Hayward had his best performance of the season last Saturday (and one of the best performances of his career to be exact), posting 30 points on 8-for-16 shooting from the field (4-for-5 from downtown) and perfect 10-for-10 from free throw line, nine rebounds and eight assists against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 28-year-old lead the Celtics to 118-109 win, third straight victory for Boston. However, not every fan realize how unique performance it was -- watch the video above and learn how Hayward made the history.

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          The Celtics we envisioned have arrived      Cache   Translate Page      

"It's a make and miss league." How many times have we all heard that NBA cliche? Well, you're going to hear it again -- because it's true. Want evidence? Look no further than the past couple weeks for the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics are flat out getting buckets right now.


Well, I'll let the Daryl Morey/Billy Bean analytic junkies of the world flood x- and y- axes, plotting and pointing red dots on sheets of graph paper to discover exactly why the Celtics are finally making shots. Instead, I used a more archaic methodology to sum up the Celtics recent success. It's called "oculi testari" -- "the eye test" for you laymen. After dissecting 1,104 minutes of game time this year, especially paying attention to their recent success in relation to the debacle that was the first part of this season, I have simplified the Celtics stellar play as of late down to one word: joy.

No, seriously.

If you've paid as much attention to the team's body language as I have, it's pretty evident. They were not having fun this season. The Celtics shoulders shrugged after every miss. Their heads dropped with every loss. Their mojo was sucked out of them. But now, they're laughing again. They're jovial again. And it all started with continuing to play the right way.

That's what the problem was all season. The Celtics (for the most part) moved the ball around, finding teammates at every turn. Only, dudes weren't knocking down shots.

That started an unfortunate domino effect.

Teammates not making shots = a reluctancy to move the ball around.

Reluctancy to pass = bad shot selection/selfish one-on-one play.

Individual play = dudes standing around watching = no team cohesiveness = lack of confidence = decreased effort.

All of these dominoes unfortunately tumbled onto the defensive side as well, the part of the Celtics DNA that historically hasn't been questioned (not as much as their offense, anyway).

Then, it clicked. Large in part to Marcus Smart (our only 100% reliable defender) and Marcus Morris, whom Brad Stevens agreed has been our most consistent player.

With two of our bench mob now in the starting lineup, the Celtics got nasty. They got feisty on the defensive end. The result: defense turned into offense, and vice versa.

Guess what else happened? The Law of Averages started to finally average out.

With a fortuitous schedule upon us, the Celtics can continue to rack up the wins, making up for their lackluster effort and start to this season. They just have to fight for 48-minutes. They just have to trust one another. And they just gotta have some fun doing it.

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          Boston Celtics, Teddie Peanut Butter, and the Dancing Bear a natural partnership       Cache   Translate Page      

I just finished a snack of Teddy all-Natural Peanut Butter (Super Chunky) on high-fiber crackers while writing CelticsLife articles, and it occurred to me that the Celtics, Teddie and Guerschon Yabusele all fit as a partnership. The Celtics and Teddie just formed a formal partnership, and Teddie's logo teddie bear and our own Dancing bear just work.

As a Certified Health Coach and Weight Management Consultant, I recommend Teddie's product to all my clients. And if the Teddie company doesn't enlist Guersch to promote their product, they may be missing out. Take a look below:

Yabu seems like a big (very big?) teddie bear, and his dabbing on the court just fits with applying peanut butter to a cracker or toast. And the fact that Guersch is funny, likable and friendly just enhances the possibilities. Come on Teddie. Give it a shot. Don't go with Cedric Maxwell.

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          Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-4-2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington Herald, December 4, 1918:Harry Frazee, owner of the Boston Red Sox, is reported to have enlisted the aid of George Cohan and Sam H. Harris in an effort to gain control of the Giants. ... Sam Harris was quoted today as having admitted that Frazee had discussed the matter with Cohan and himself, but that the uncertainty of the theatrical business had prevented them from taking the matter up seriously. ... Relations between Frazee and Ban Johnson are reported to be strained to such a degree that Frazee has determined to dispose of the Boston club. Former Gov. Walsh, of Massachusetts, is reported to have made a bid that Frazee considers very favorably. Frazee did sell the franchise, but he kept the Red Sox. This worked out poorly for everyone outside the Bronx. Frazee’s reported Giants co-owner was indeed that George Cohan. “It’s a Grand Old Flag”, “Over There”, “The Yankee Doodle Boy”, “Give My Regards to Broadway” George Cohan.
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The free software community spans the entire world, with supporters in nearly every corner of the globe, busily coding, tinkering, and spreading the word about the growing importance of controlling our computing. The Internet provides us with many great tools to share the latest news and advances, but ultimately, there’s nothing quite like meeting in person at the LibrePlanet conference! At LibrePlanet, you can meet other developers, activists, policy experts, students, and more, to make connections and help us strategize the future of free software.


LibrePlanet 2019 is only four months away, on March 23-24, here in the Greater Boston area. We’re already in high gear here at the Free Software Foundation (FSF): we’ve secured four amazing keynote speakers, and we’re hard at work putting together an exciting schedule. Session topics will include:

  • Free software activism;

  • Practical and creative applications of free software;

  • Case studies;

  • Legal and compliance issues;

  • Fighting surveillance and defending our privacy; and much more!

LibrePlanet 2019's theme is "Trailblazing Free Software." In 1983, the free software movement was born with the announcement of the GNU Project. FSF founder Richard Stallman saw the dangers of proprietary code from the beginning: when code was kept secret from users, they would be controlled by the technology they used, instead of vice versa. In contrast, free software emphasized a community-oriented philosophy of sharing code freely, enabling people to understand how the programs they used worked, to build off of each other's code, to pay it forward by sharing their own code, and to create useful software that treated users fairly.

LibrePlanet boasts three days of free software activities, starting with a Friday night party at the FSF office in Boston. Saturday and Sunday are packed with conference sessions, lectures, workshops, lightning talks, and a party. To attend LibrePlanet, simply register online. Registration is gratis for FSF members, and $90 for both days or $60 for one day for non-members.

See you in March!

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By Amanda Boston A last minute change of venue did not stop 10,000 people from the Tampa Bay area from flooding the Florida State Fairgrounds on October 27. In celebration of 50 years of ministry, the Diocese of St. Petersburg held a free celebratory music and ministry festival. Initially, the Family Faith Fest was to […]

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By Amanda Boston When most westerners think about India, visions of the Taj Mahal or perhaps the slums of Mumbai typically come to mind. Yet, 40 percent of India’s population is comprised of people groups who live in primitive villages. With 1.3 billion inhabitants, India has the most unreached people groups—meaning those who have never […]

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F is for Family (Bill Burr, Michael Price. Estados Unidos-Francia, 2015- )


3ª Temporada: 10 capítulos

Disponibles anteriores.

Duración: 28 minutos

Cast (voces)Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Sam Rockwell.

Sinopsis: Creación del comediante Bill Burr y el ganador del premio Emmy Michael Price, F is for Family transporta al público a la década de 1970, una época donde nadie era políticamente correcto, no existía el concepto de padres sobreprotectores y pensar en la prohibición de fumar en espacios cerrados era absurdo.


Tiempo compartido (Sebastián Hofmann. México-Holanda, 2018)


Duración: 1 hora 36 minutos.

Cast: Luis Gerardo Méndez, Miguel Rodarte, Andrés Almeida, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Montserrat Marañon, Pablo Guisa Koestinger, RJ Mitte.

SinopsisDos hombres unen fuerzas para rescatar a sus familias de un paraíso tropical, convencidos de que la multinacional detrás del resort quiere sacarles a sus seres queridos.

Baby (Andrea De Sica, Anna Negri. Italia, 2018- )


1ª Temporada: 6 capítulos

Duración: 45 minutos

Cast: Alice Pagani, Benedetta Porcaroli, Ed Hendrik, Paolo Calabresi, Federica Lucaferri.

Sinopsis: Serie inspirada en hechos reales sobre la intimidad de un grupo de adolescentes que vive en Parioli, un barrio acomodado de Roma. En su búsqueda de independencia y de identidad propia, los chicos se rebelan ante las reglas de la sociedad con el amor prohibido, las presiones familiares y los secretos compartidos como telón de fondo.


1983 (Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Agnieszka Smoczynska. Polonia, 2018- )


1ª Temporada: 8 capítulos

Duración55 mins

Cast: Michalina Olszanska, Zofia Wichlacz, Agnieszka Zulewska, Helena Sujecka, Robert Wieckiewicz.

SinopsisLa llama ya extinguida de la Guerra Fría vuelve a encenderse. Veinte años después del devastador atentado de 1983 que puso un alto a la liberación de Polonia y a la subsecuente caída de la Unión Soviética, un estudiante de derecho idealista y un detective de la policía deshonrado descubren una conspiración que mantuvo la Cortina de Hierro en pie y a Polonia como un represivo Estado policial.
En 2003, tras dos décadas de paz y prosperidad, los líderes del régimen ponen en marcha un plan secreto que idearon en los ochenta con un inesperado adversario, que transformará a Polonia radicalmente y sacudirá las vidas de todos los ciudadanos de la nación... y del mundo.
El descubrimiento de estos dos hombres podría desatar una revolución, y quienes están en el poder harán lo que sea necesario para mantenerlo en secreto.


Rajma Chawal (Leena Yadav. India, 2018)


Duración: 1 hora 57 minutos.

Cast: Amyra Dastur, Rishi Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurana, Sheeba Chaddha, Mukesh Chhabra.

SinopsisUn papá novato en las redes sociales pretende usarlas para fortalecer la relación con su hijo milenial.


El mundo es tuyo (Romain Gavras. Francia, 2018)


Duración: 1 hora 34 minutos.

Cast: Karim Leklou, Vincent Cassel, Isabelle Adjani, Oulaya Amamra, Norbert Ferrer, Michael John Treanor.

SinopsisUn traficante de poca monta acepta una última misión en España, en la que se entremezclan drogas, los Illuminati y su madre dominante.

Nicky Jam: El ganador (Jessy Terrero. Puerto Rico-Estados Unidos-Colombia, 2018- )


1ª Temporada: 13 capítulos

Duración: 45 mins

Cast: Nicky Jam, Darkiel, Avery Rodríguez, Diego Cadavid, Osvaldo Friger.

Sinopsis: "Nicky Jam: El ganador" cuenta la historia del fenómeno musical que conquistó el mundo, el reconocido cantautor Nicky Jam. Desde sus humildes y turbulentos comienzos en Boston, pasando por momentos difíciles en las calles, hasta convertirse en el rey del género musical más popular de todos, la serie no trata solo de la vida de Nicky Jam, sino del mismísimo reguetón. La estrella renacida recibió algunos de los premios más prestigiosos de la industria, llenó estadios, ganó la admiración de sus colegas y emergió como un exponente clave de la música urbana.

Angela's Christmas (Damien O'Connor. Irlanda-Canadá, 2017)


Duración: 30 minutos.

Cast (voces): Ruth Negga, Lucy O'Connell.

SinopsisEn una Navidad helada en Irlanda, la joven Angela decide obsequiar calidez.


Un príncipe de Navidad: La boda real (Alex Zamm. Estados Unidos, 2017)


Duración: 1 hora 44 minutos.

Cast: Rose McIver, Alice Krige, Ben Lamb, Richard Ashton, Tahirah Sharif, Clara Ciobanu, Joel McVeagh.

SinopsisUn año después de que Amber ayudara a Richard a quedarse con el trono, se acerca la boda real navideña que los unirá para siempre. Sin embargo, a último momento, ella cree que la corona le podría quedar demasiado grande, mientras que él atraviesa una crisis política que no solo pone en peligro las fiestas, sino también el futuro del reino.


Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell (Andrew Jarecki. Estados Unidos, 2018- )


1ª Temporada:: 3 capítulos

Duración: 35 mins

Cast: Dave Attell, Jeffrey Ross, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Amy Schumer.

Sinopsis: Los veteranos de la comedia Jeff Ross y Dave Attell se burlan de todo: del público, de los invitados especiales y de ellos mismos. ¡Todos quemados!

          Mahoney, Scanlon help Boston University top UMass Lowell      Cache   Translate Page      
Max Mahoney and Tyler Scanlon combined to score 43 points and Boston University broke the game open in the second half, defeating UMass Lowell 79-60 Reported by FOX Sports 11 minutes ago.
           Mahoney, Scanlon help Boston University top UMass Lowell       Cache   Translate Page      
Max Mahoney and Tyler Scanlon combined to score 43 points and Boston University broke the game open in the second half, defeating UMass Lowell 79-60
          NBA - CELTICS DERROTARON WOLVES; HORFORD 15 PUNTOS, TOWNS 20 UNIDADES      Cache   Translate Page      
Gordon Hayward disputó su mejor partido con Boston (30 puntos, 9 rebotes y 8 asistencias), para cimentar el triunfo de los necesitados Celtics 109-118 en la pista de los Timberwolves y responder así a la demanda de más intensidad por parte de su compañero Kyrie Irving. 

El base hizo 21 puntos y 9 asistencias y otros tres jugadores acabaron con 10 o más puntos en los verdes. 

En Minnesota, Derrick Rose salió del banquillo para aportar 26 puntos, insuficientes para lograr el triunfo. 

Los dominicanos Al Horford y Karl Anthony Towns concluyeron con 15 y 20 puntos respectivamente. 

AP //

          Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Good Idea of Paying Congressional Staff Enough Money to Live in DC       Cache   Translate Page      

Washington, DC is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. If you’re raising a family, it’s even harder to try to make ends meet. In addition to the many people struggling to earn a living on the district’s minimum wage, there are also congressional workers—not members of Congress themselves—who are…


          Daycare Kids and Staff Evacuated for Gas Leak Monday Morning      Cache   Translate Page      
A work crew hit a gas line in the street under the intersection of Boston Avenue and Bates Street, causing a gas leak. Continue reading…
          Benefits Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
MA-Boston, Do you have a strong background in benefits and would like to join a smaller sized company? A manufacturing company south of Boston seeks a Benefits Analyst for a Contract to Permanent role. Responsibilities: Help calculate payroll related accruals Manage personnel files Help on-board new employees Administer benefit plans Qualifications: 2 years’ Payroll and Benefits/HR experience ADP experience
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MA-Boston, Payroll and Benefits Administrator Contract to Permanent Position A client south of Boston seeks a Payroll and Benefits Administrator who has solid ADP proficiency and experience with benefits administration. Responsibilities: Help with payroll and benefits administration work Qualifications: Experience processing payroll Experience administering benefits ADP proficiency Degree Nice to Have: Exper
          12/4/2018: SPORTS: TV LISTINGS      Cache   Translate Page      
Premier League Soccer TSN4: Watford vs. Manchester City, 1:30 p.m. TSN5: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Crystal Palace, 1:30 p.m. NHL TSN3: Winnipeg at New York Islanders, 6 p.m. Sportsnet West: Calgary at Columbus, 6 p.m. Sportsnet One: Boston at...
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MA-Boston, job summary: Randstad is currently working with an industry leader in Financial Services located at their headquarters in Downtown Boston. This position is starting off as a 5 month long consulting engagement where there may be opportunity to turn into a permanent position. This person should have experience in contributing to corporate benefits including, enrollments, acquisitions, compliance, an
          Vikings film review: Missed chances in New England lead to dud from Cousins, WR duo      Cache   Translate Page      
Deep inside Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, Stefon Diggs retreated from the crowd. After declining to be interviewed, with a few choice words, emotions finally simmered below the surface. Diggs sat alone on the floor in the entrance of the visitor’s locker room following the Vikings’ 24-10 loss in New England. It was the empty calm following a low the Vikings hadn’t experienced in 27 games. The Patriots defense had just held Diggs and receiver Adam Thielen to the duo’s worst production (a combined 10 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown) in a losing effort since last year’s Week 2 trip to Pittsburgh, where quarterback Case Keenum made a rusty first start for the Vikings. Tempers flared in every direction: at opposing coaches, players, officials and teammates. Diggs, with a brace on his left knee, was shadowed by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore nearly everywhere he went. Thielen was doubled on key plays by the McCourty twins. That game plan, combined with creative pre-snap disguises and defensive fronts, helped attack the Vikings’ strength that is one of the NFL’s best receiving duos. Quarterback Kirk Cousins had chances, but either he or the receiver (Thielen had two drops) missed them. The offense was unable to effectively adjust. “They were giving us a lot of really unorthodox looks defensively,” head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Let’s take a look at why the Vikings’ heavily-used passing game fell flat in New England. 1. Pressure report: The Patriots’ blitzes were the story of the game out of Boston media. But really, Cousins wasn’t awful against extra rushers. Against 10 blitzes, Cousins completed 6 of 9 passes for 62 yards and four first downs. One incompletion was a Thielen drop. He did take one critical sack on this third-and-5 to open the fourth quarter. But the O-line gave him little time on this play below. The Vikings offensive line’s issues against twists (or ‘stunts’) by opposing defensive fronts has been on display throughout this season. The Patriots undoubtedly saw this and turned it up a notch. This ‘blitz’ by Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower is really just to occupy Vikings left guard Tom Compton, who was again the line’s biggest liability on Sunday alongside center Pat Elflein. It allows Patriots sack leader Trey Flowers (#98) to rush on a wide twist that both guard Mike Remmers and Elflein fail to adjust. The result is a free runner at Cousins, and the sack. The Vikings offensive line protected Cousins better than their season average, but three holding calls (two on Compton, one on left tackle Riley Reiff) put them in situations they could not overcome. 2. Pre-snap disguises. decision making hurt Kirk Cousins, which led to some of the missed opportunities for Thielen and Diggs. Right after the miscommunication with Diggs, when Cousins threw the corner route and Diggs stopped on a curl on 2nd-and-17, the Patriots showed a 2-deep safety look and blitzed on the ensuing 3rd-and-long. Cousins saw an open checkdown to Latavius Murray, but safety Devin McCourty had crept upward and got the easy tackle for a 2-yard gain — leaving Thielen an opening downfield without a deep safety covering him. This also happened on 2nd-and-9 near the red zone, when Cousins took his first sack after nearly four seconds in the pocket. Watch below as the Patriots put both safeties in the box, then drop one deep. Cousins appears to target Aldrick Robinson on the outside go route, but the defense is Cover-3 (deep), not Cover-1 or Cover-0 as it’d appeared before the snap. Diggs is left waving his arms on the out route along the left sideline. In the fourth quarter, Cousins left Thielen and Diggs with openings downfield to take a 4-yard checkdown to Cook. On a first-and-10 in the second half, Cousins had Diggs in a one-on-one matchup open downfield, but he threw toward Robinson on the opposite side of the field. He lamented that decision after the game. “There was one time we took a shot over the free safety’s head, but I didn’t put it on the right side of the field where Diggs was,” Cousins said. 3. Anatomy of a play: How the Patriots targeted center Pat Elflein, whose second NFL season has been a struggle.  He was in the crosshairs of the Patriots’ rush plans on plays like the 3rd-and-6 below. You’ll see the ‘psycho’ alignment the Patriots used in various forms to create confusion and pressure. Seven defenders, including just one down lineman: Flowers (#98) whom you can’t see but is lined up over Elflein, crowd the line of scrimmage. These defenders are clustered and seemingly out of order compared to the strict alignments of the Vikings’ defensive front. Now look at the assignments below. All that Patriots’ window dressing is used to set up a typical 4-man rush. But much like the Vikings’ own double A-gap schemes, it’s dressed up to cause confusion and better matchups for the attacking defenders. A thinking player can be a slow one. This frame below also exemplifies the Patriots’ game plan for Thielen and Diggs. Gilmore (#24) is in aggressive man-to-man coverage on Diggs. The McCourty twins, Devin (#32) and Jason (#30), crowd Thielen like they did much of the game. This time, Jason blitzes from the corner and Devin is man-to-man on Thielen. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy (#53) drops into a zone under Thielen. The pre-snap motion is the really ‘unorthodox’ part of this Patriots approach; eleven seconds of pinball action. “They do a lot of moving around,” running back Dalvin Cook said. “You can’t really get focused in on what they’re doing in moving guys around.” Once they settle, you’ll see Patriots linebackers Hightower (#54) and Simon (#55) attack Vikings guards Compton and Remmers. This widens the interior lane for Flowers (#98) to breeze past Elflein and force immediate pressure on Cousins. 4. Tom Brady averaged 2.22 seconds in the pocket, the fastest among any quarterback in Week 13, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s a big reason why the Vikings defense failed to sack the quarterback for the second time in the past five games. Defensive end Danielle Hunter came the closest, and likely saved a deep touchdown pass on the first drive when Brady checked down to Rex Burkhead for a 15-yard completion. Brady had James White open deep on a wheel route against linebacker Anthony Barr. On the next play, receiver Julian Edelman sped past Barr for a 15-yard run on a jet sweep to set up the Patriots’ 1-yard touchdown run. 5. The Vikings’ cornerback injuries were too much to overcome, but safety Anthony Harris appeared to be the culprit on Josh Gordon’s 24-yard touchdown catch to put the score at 17-10 entering the fourth quarter. Brady rattled off four straight completions on the 75-yard scoring drive. It started with cornerback Marcus Sherels’ missed tackle on Gordon during a 24-yard completion. It ended with Harris hesitating in 2-deep coverage between Chris Hogan and Gordon, leaving Gordon open between Harris and safety Harrison Smith for the score.
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          Sr. IT Delivery Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
MA-Waltham, Connexion Systems & Engineering, a Boston based IT and Engineering Solutions Company immediately seeks individuals with the following skills: Date Posted: 12/4/2018 Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering Job Title: Sr. IT Delivery Manager Industry: IT Location: Waltham, MA 02454 Employment Type: Full Time, Contract Pay Range: 50-60/hr. Duration: Long Term Contract Job#:bh9345 Sr. IT
          Labor – Make-whole order – Police union      Cache   Translate Page      
Where a union filed a petition asserting that the city of Boston had failed to comply with a make-whole order issued by the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, a hearing officer committed no error by requiring the city to pay (1) $125,618, plus interest, proportionally divided between the individuals who held a sergeant position in the ...
          Week 13 reaction, NFL embarrasses itself again with Kareem Hunt, and Aaron Rodgers deserves more heat - 12/3/18      Cache   Translate Page      

On Monday's podcast, I reacted to all of Week 13 in the NFL, including the Patriots defeating the Vikings, the Rams being the first team to clinch a division, and the Packers firing their coach. I also explained why Aaron Rodgers should be criticized more by the national media, and I went off on the NFL for once again proving that they care more about money than women, after the Kareem Hunt video was released. Plus, I reacted to Jalen Hurts' heroics for Alabama, Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury being ruled a "draw," the Boston Celtics' three-game win streak with Marcus Smart in the starting lineup, and more.

          Meet our Editor-in-Chief at #ACSBOSTON in August | Booth 712      Cache   Translate Page      
  Meet our Editor-in-Chief at #ACSBOSTON in August | Booth 712   Posted August 17, 2018 by PLOS ONE editors post-info PLOS ONE is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s American Chemical Society (ACS)
          Incarcerated Fathers. Trans Fathers. Founding Fathers.      Cache   Translate Page      
An alternative father’s day reading list
June 17, 2018



The Thing with Fathers
by Stephanie Burt

“Fatherhood is for these poets an alternative to forms of assertion, power, and independence that constitute traditional masculinity.”

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Sky Veins of Potosí
by Jordy Rosenberg

In the dystopian Age of the Ultra Families, a trans protagonist known only as Daddy recalls a forbidden romance. 

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The Biology of Fatherhood
by Anne Fausto-Sterling

Low testosterone is often associated with femininity and parenting. Does this mean that “real” men can’t be caregivers?

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Founding Fathers, Founding Villains
by William Hogeland

The parents of the United States feared democracy, and they wrote the Constitution in large part to defeat it. 

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Guns in the Family
by Walter Johnson

The day I killed the deer is the only time my father hugged me between the ages of five and twenty-two.” 

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What We Owe to Incarcerated Fathers
by Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Mary Lyndon Shanley

All U.S. citizens deserve respect for family relationships, and we must ensure that state action does not weaken family ties.

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When Gays Wanted to Liberate Children
by Michael Bronski

In the 1970s the Gay Liberation Front challenged traditional norms of fatherhood and motherhood, and advocated for community families and child emancipation.

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          Comment on Waiver Wired, Week 14: Cut Ties With All The Lies by Kerry Klug      Cache   Translate Page      
@<a href="#comment-710951" rel="nofollow">sh</a>: Ronald Jones, Christian Kirk, Derrius Guice, Mark Walton, Jordan Wilkins, John Kelly, Boston Scott -- just to name a few.
          Patriots Players Spread Cheer, Become Christmas Trees At Annual Holiday Party      Cache   Translate Page      
Several members of the Patriots went from being football players to Christmas trees on Tuesday.
          Spring direct flights from Boston to London for $355!      Cache   Translate Page      
Non-stop flights!
          Union gas workers plead their case at packed State House hearing      Cache   Translate Page      
By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Union gas workers showed up en masse at the State House on Tuesday, crowding a hearing room where they and sympathetic lawmakers pushed legislation aimed at amping up the pressure on National
          Coalition targeting ER overuse to hear from Missouri official      Cache   Translate Page      
By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- A new business coalition with a goal of reducing the number of avoidable emergency room visits by 20 percent over two years and saving about $100 million will formally launch next week by
          Baker: Not involved "yet" on party chairman contest      Cache   Translate Page      
By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker, the foremost figure of the Massachusetts Republican Party, said Monday he was not "yet" getting involved in the contest to lead the party apparatus into the next
          Warren, Patrick have little support in their home state      Cache   Translate Page      
BOSTON -- Massachusetts voters are not too impressed with the hometown crop of possible presidential hopefuls, according to a recent poll, and political observers say that could spell trouble for the prospective candidates' higher ambitions if the trend continues.
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Subpoenas issued to Trump Organization in emoluments lawsuit (Jan Wolfe, 12/04/18, Reuters)

Among other documents, the attorneys general are seeking revenue statements and tax returns from the Trump Organization entities.

Ignoring the subpoenas would result in a finding of contempt of court, said George Brown, a professor at Boston College Law School.

The development "brings us closer to judicially enforced discovery about the Trump empire," said Brown. "It will probably tell us a lot we don't know because nobody is going to hide that stuff in the face of a subpoena."

          Herald editor gets more papers to oversee; Globe to hire more Washington reporters for the Post to poach      Cache   Translate Page      

The Lowell Sun reports Herald Editor in Chief Joe Sciacca is now regional editor in chief for a bunch of papers Digital First Media has picked up in New England and upstate New York. His purview will continue to include the shrunken Herald.

Meanwhile, Politico reports the Globe plans to restock its Washington bureau - and iincrease its numbers by two or three new reporters. The Globe has to keep hiring reporters to work in Washington because the Washington Post, under Editor Marty Baron (late of the Globe, natch), keeps hiring away Globies.

H/t Dan Kennedy for the Sciacca news.

          Writer at the Braintee Herald whitesplains Boston to us      Cache   Translate Page      

Somebody tweets a question about buying a condo "in Boston" and Tom Shattuck, a writer at the Herald, replies:

Beacon Hill = Boston
Back Bay = Boston
Fenway = Boston
North End = Boston
West End = Boston
Bay Village = Boston
South End = mostly Boston
Seaport District = Dubai
Southie = Not Boston
Roxy = Not Boston
Dorchester = not Boston
East Boston, J.P., Allston, Brighton = not Boston

He goes on to explain that, as far as we can figure out, only neighborhoods with brownstones and Duck Tour routes qualify. The part about neighborhoods with large minority populations, like "Roxy," not being part of his concept of Boston goes without saying.

          Studie mit Amateur-Sportlern - Herzbelastung untersucht: So gefährlich ist ein Marathon für Freizeitläufer      Cache   Translate Page      
Berlin, Boston oder New York - jedes Jahr gehen bei Marathonläufen in diesen Städten Zehntausende Läufer an den Start. Dass die Herzgesundheit - insbesondere von Amateursportlern - darunter leiden kann, hat eine neue Studie nun gezeigt. 
          Dominican National Sentenced to 16 Years For Selling Heroin      Cache   Translate Page      
Lugo-Guerrero admitted selling heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine to customers in Boston, New Bedford, Fall River and surrounding communities. Continue reading…
          You Can Drink $500 Worth of ‘Snuggle Juice’ at This Hot Pink Boston Igloo Bar      Cache   Translate Page      
For the second winter in a row, The Envoy Hotel in Boston has installed six giant, clear plastic domes across Lookout, its neon-lit rooftop bar.
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Are you looking for your next big challenge? Does the idea of working on the cutting edge of security sound exciting? Office 365 is at the center of Microsoft’s cloud first, devices first strategy as it brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products such as Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, and Skype for Business with the latest version of our desktop suite and mobile apps. Our customers depend on our services to run their organizations, whether that is a Fortune 500 company, a small business, a non-profit, or an educational institution. Our customers trust us with their most critical data and we honor that trust with continuous investment and improvement in the security of our services. Our team consists of engineers with expertise in large-scale software systems, security analysis, big data, and machine learning. We delight in digging in deep to analyze the billions of events and terabytes of data generated each day by all the Office 365 services for evidence of suspicious activity. **Responsibilities** We are seeking a talented and passionate engineer who can borrow from best practices in the company and industry and apply them in nimble fashion to analyze data and solve security problems. You will be called upon to work with security experts, data scientists, and seasoned engineers to deliver working systems that run at high quality delivering low noise insights. **Qualifications** Basic Qualifications: + BS/MS in computer science or equivalent + 3+ years of software development experience Preferred Qualifications: + Demonstrated skills in C#, Java, or C++ Strong software design and problem-solving skills + Experience with modern software service engineering practices such as Testing in Production, Live Monitoring, Data Driven Engineering + Rapid prototyping and iteration skills Skills that will set you apart + Experience in security investigation, analysis, and incident response + A passion for data science and machine learning + Experience with Spark or Hadoop + Fluency with modern web UI frameworks Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: + Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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          American Minute for December 5th      Cache   Translate Page      
When Evangelist George Whitefield began preaching the Great Awakening Revival in Philadelphia in 1739, he inspired the idea that the city should have a school for Blacks and poor orphans. A short-lived Charity School was formed, but it struggled for lack of funds. It was purchased by Ben Franklin in 1749 who expanded it into a secondary school for boys called the Academy of Philadelphia, opening in 1751. In 1754, it expanded again as the College of Philadelphia, later being renamed the University of Pennsylvania. 21 members of the Continental Congress graduated from there. 9 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were either trustees or alumni from there. A statue of Evangelist George Whitefield is located in University of Pennsylvania's Dormitory Quadrangle. A student at the College of Philadelphia was Hugh Williamson, born DECEMBER 5, 1735. He was in the college's first class to graduate, May 17, 1757. Five days later, his father died. While Williamson had been a student, he instructed younger students at the Academy of Philadelphia in English and Latin. Another person who taught at the Academy of Philadelphia was Charles Thomson, who became the Secretary of Congress, signed the Declaration, designed the Great Seal of the United States, and signed Congress' authorization for Robert Aitken to print the Bible. Upon retiring from Congress, Charles Thomson spent 19 years compiling the "Thomson Bible" (printed in 1808), which contained the first American translation of the Greek Septuagint. Hugh Williamson, at age 24, decided to go into the ministry as a Presbyterian preacher. John Neal recorded of Hugh Williamson in the Trinity College Historical Society Papers (NY: AMS Press, 1915): "In 1759 he went to Connecticut, where he pursued his theological studies and was licensed to preach. After returning from Connecticut, he was admitted to membership in the Presbytery of Philadelphia (the oldest in America) ... (and there) preached nearly two years." Hugh Williamson visited and prayed for the sick, and gave sermons, until a chronic chest weakness convinced him he had to pursue a career that did not involve public speaking. He was also disaffected by the theological debates that grew out of the Great Awakening Revival--between the "Old Lights" and the "New Lights", between the church leaders who were rigid and orthodox in their teachings, and the younger "New Lights" who were zealous and evangelical. In 1760, Williamson joined the faculty at his alma mater, the College of Philadelphia, where he was professor of mathematics. After four years, Williamson traveled to Europe to study medicine. He received a degree from the prestigious University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. After graduation, Dr. Hugh Williamson practiced medicine in Philadelphia. In 1773, Williamson sailed for England to raise funds for Newark Academy, but stopped along the way in Boston, where he witnessed the Boston Tea Party. Upon reaching London, the Privy Council summoned him to testify on the rebellious actions in America. When the Privy Council began to discuss how to punish Boston for the Tea Party, Dr. Hugh Williamson warned them that continuing their high taxes would provoke the colonies into rebellion. He argued further that Americans should be entitled to full rights as Englishmen. An American statesman in London who heard Williamson's patriotic answers to the Privy Council was Ben Franklin--founder of the school Williamson graduated from and taught at. Returning to America in 1777, Dr. Hugh Williamson distinguished himself during the Revolutionary War as a Surgeon General caring for wounded North Carolina troops. In 1780, Dr. Williamson was attached to the command of Brigadier General Isaac Gregory. General Isaac Gregory adopted the tactics of South Carolina's Francis Marion, nicknamed "Swamp Fox"--who would launch surprise attacks on British forces then retreat into inhospitable lands. General Gregory stationed his troops in the Great Dismal Swamp--over 100,000 acres of dangerous wetlands between southeast Virginia and North Carolina Dr. Williamson's insistence on sanitation, diet and preventive medicine kept the troops virtually disease free during their six months there. After the War, in 1782, North Carolina elected Dr. Williamson as a representative to Congress. North Carolina's 1776 Constitution that was in effect at the time stated in ARTICLE 32: "That no person, who shall deny the being of God or the truth of t he Protestant religion, or the Divine authority either of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State." ("Protestant" was changed to "Christian" in 1835, then changed in 1868 to belief in "Almighty God.") While in Congress, Dr. Williamson helped write the Northwest Territory laws. He was part of the committee that proposed a clause, though it was later struck, for: "... reserving the central section of every township for the maintenance of public schools and the section immediately to the northward for the support of religion." The final version of the Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787, included: "Sec. 13. And, for extending the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty, which form the basis whereon these republics, their laws and constitutions are erected ..." "Art. 1. No person, demeaning himself in a peaceable and orderly manner, shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments, in the said territory ..." "Art. 3. Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent ..." "Art. 6. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory." From May 25 to September 17, 1787, Dr. Hugh Williamson was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia where he helped write the U.S. Constitution, lodging at the same residence as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. Williamson signed the Constitution, then helped convinced North Carolina to ratify it. Thomas Jefferson related of Dr. Williamson's reputation at the Constitutional Convention: "He was a useful member, of an acute mind, attentive to business, and of an high degree of erudition." Dr. Hugh Williamson later became wealthy through investments and land speculations, and wrote extensively for medical and literary societies, winning international acclaim. He participated with Ben Franklin in conducting electrical experiments. In 1811, Dr. Hugh Williamson wrote a respected book, Observations of the Climate in Different Parts of America, in which he refuted "higher criticism" of Scripture and gave scientific explanation for the credibility of stories in the Bible, such as Noah's flood and the events of Moses' exodus. Dr. Hugh Williamson served as one of the original trustees of the University of North Carolina. Dying May 22, 1819, Dr. Hugh Williamson is buried at Trinity Church, in New York City. In addition to Hugh Williamson, other pastors served in America's government: Rev. John Witherspoon (1723-1794) was a Scottish Presbyterian pastor and President of Princeton who was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence. Rev. John Peter Muhlenberg (1746-1807) was a Lutheran pastor in Virginia who became a major general during the Revolutionary War, a U.S. Congressman and a U.S. Senator. Rev. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (1750-1801) was a Lutheran pastor in New York who was elected a U.S. Congressman and was the First Speaker of the House, signing the Bill of Rights. Rev. Abiel Foster (1735-1806) served as pastor in Canterbury, New Hampshire, a delegate to the Continental Congress, the New Hampshire Legislature and a U.S. Congressman. Rev. Benjamin Contee (1755-1815) was an Episcopal pastor in Maryland who served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Confederation Congress, and a U.S. Congressman. Rev. Abraham Baldwin (1754-1807) served as a minister at Yale, a chaplain in the Revolutionary War, a delegate from Georgia to the Continental Congress, a U.S. Congressman and a U.S. Senator. He is the founding president of the University of Georgia. Rev. Paine Wingate (1739-1838) was a pastor in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, a U.S. Congressman and a U.S. Senator. Rev. Joseph Montgomery (1733-1794) was a Presbyterian pastor in New Castle, Delaware. Married to a sister of Dr. Benjamin Rush, he served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary War with Colonel Smallwood's Maryland Regiment. He was elected a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress, a judge, and a representative in the State Assembly. Rev. James Manning (1738-1791) was a Baptist pastor in Rhode Island who was the first President of Brown University where, during the Revolutionary War, he allowed General Rochambeau's French troops to camp on the campus grounds. He was elected a delegate to Congress. John Joachim Zubly (1724-1781) was a Presbyterian pastor in Georgia who was a delegate to the Continental Congress. President Calvin Coolidge stated at the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July 5, 1926: "The principles ... which went into the Declaration of Independence ... are found in ... the sermons ... of the early colonial clergy who were earnestly undertaking to instruct their congregations in the great mystery of how to live. They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image ... Placing every man on a plane where he acknowledged no superiors, where no one possessed any right to rule over him, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of self-government ..." Coolidge concluded: "In order that they might have freedom to express these thoughts and opportunity to put them into action, whole congregations WITH THEIR PASTORS migrated to the Colonies."
          (USA-MA-Boston) Senior Escrow Agency Business Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Description The Senior Escrow Agency Business Analyst (SEABA) is the central contact person for certain commercial Escrow Agency clients; he/she quarterbacks the delivery and maintenance of a wide array of diverse escrow products and acts as a trusted advisor to the client’s executive management team. The trusted advisor role revolves around relationship building, idea generation, strategic business discussions, risk management, industry observations, and other matters of elevated importance. The SEABA will also be responsible for maximizing the relationship to gain efficiencies in both the sales process and operational execution in order to maintain and grow certain deposit initiatives. + Assist in the coordination of required documentation for the Escrow team + Assess new/changed regulatory rules and guidance to determine impact on Escrow documents/deliverables + Opens escrow transactions; develops and/or obtains the appropriate escrow documentation in accordance with policy and procedures and applicable statutory and Federal regulations. + Review and provide feedback on materials prepared for executive review and regulatory submissions + Develop and manage templates and guides according to central standards + Communicate with stakeholders and ensure on-time delivery + Manage the development, production and delivery of final documents + Develop subject matter expertise and resolution and best practices + Familiarity with all legal, title and escrow requirements associated with a wide variety of size of Escrow transactions. Qualifications + Minimum of 5+ years previous experience with Escrow Agency Sales and Servicing + Solid understanding of escrow agency products, regulatory compliance and legal negotiations + Ability to work with internal product teams to streamline our processes and improve client satisfaction while driving growth within the Escrow Agency product + Flexibility to work on a variety of projects and teams within Escrow Agency as well as cross functional support partners + Ability to assume project management role as necessary + Self thinker able to work through issues and escalate only when appropriate + Competent use of Microsoft Office applications to include Microsoft Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Word Education + Bachelor’s Degree in Business or StatisticalAnalysis + MBApreferred Hours and Work Schedule + Hours per Week: 40 + Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Why Work for Us At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth. Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of Citizens Bank to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws. Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran Citizens Bank is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective subsidiaries, and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania.
          Bees’ Thoughts, Disappearing Bugs, and Giant Snails      Cache   Translate Page      

Well-researched stories from The Boston Globe, Pacific Standard, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.

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Boston Üniversitesi Anksiyete ve İlgili Rahatsızlıklar Merkezi’nde çalışan psikolog Ellen Hendriksen, sosyal fobi ile baş edenlerin sosyal ortamlarda nasıl kendileri gibi olabileceklerini How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social

          Episode 4-399 – The Mindful Runner      Cache   Translate Page      
The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-399 – The Mindful Runner (Audio: link) audio:] Link epi4399.mp3 MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Hello, my friends and welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast episode 4-399.  This is Chris your host and today we are going get a bit emotional.  We are going to the dogs.  Our themes are Buddy the Wonder Dog and courage.  One of our longtime friends Janet inquired how Buddy the old wonder dog is doing so today we are going to tell some Buddy stories.  In the interview I invited Gary back on to talk about his new book on running.  I thought the timing was good with the holidays to give you another gift option!  What can you buy for runners that they won’t hate?  A book.  Lots of books on running.  Gary has a dream job of writing about running for a living.  I would have to become independently wealthy to do that.  As it turns out words are cheap, in my experience. I’m doing fine.  I haven’t made much weight loss progress but I’m eating healthier.  The weight will come off as I start building up miles in my spring campaign. I’m working with Rachel to lose some weight and get my nutrition right.  It’s hard through the holidays but I’m giving myself a long runway into the spring so even with setbacks I can ease my way into a good race weight for Boston.  And I’m working with Coach to build some strength.  My core is not as strong as I’d like.  My legs fatigue way faster than I think they should.  My aerobic fitness is good, but my legs can’t get near that aerobic barrier and hold it like they used to.  I went to the PT to get his opinion and there’s nothing wrong with me per se I’m just getting old.  I’m healthy and not injured.  With the shorter days I’ve been pushing my runs out into the evening.  I find this is a dead time for me anyhow.  I’m too mentally tired to do anything creative.  I find it nice and head-clearing to get out on the road in the cold and dark with my lights.  It’s peaceful.  Sometimes the stars are out, or the moon and it’s quite pretty.  … Like I said, we are going to spend some time talking about my old running partner Buddy the Wonder Dog today.  He’s doing OK.  He’s here with me now, sleeping.  The old saying is that you can’t teach and old dog new tricks. I beg to differ.  You can teach an old dog bad habits rather easily.  Buddy has never been given human food.  We never fed him from the table or scraps. I never gave him anything I was eating and as a result he never learned how to beg.  You could eat, he wouldn’t bother you.  As he’s gotten older I started to toss him a peanut now and then.  We let him have the morsels that fell on the floor and what have you.  I figured, hey, how long has he got left?  Let him live a little.  What’s the harm?  Of course, now it doesn’t’ matter what I’m eating.  A soon as I sit on the couch his nose is 3 inches from my food staring intently.  And any time we’re in the kitchen he’s underfoot on scrap patrol.  So, yes, you can teach an old dog bad habits.  The same is probably true for humans. On with the show.   … I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills. M … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  We do this by offering a membership option where members get Access to Exclusive Members Only audio and articles. Member only race reports, essays and other bits just for you! Links are in the show notes and at Become a member … Section one – Buddy in old age- Voices of reason – the conversation Gary Dudney GARY DUDNEY has been publishing articles on running, trail running, and ultrarunning for the past 20 years. His work has appeared in all the major running magazines, such as Runner’s World, Running Times, Trailrunner, and Marathon & Beyond. For Ultrarunning magazine, considered the “voice of the sport” of ultra long distance running, he’s served as a regular columnist since 2008, and he has additionally supplied the magazine with dozens of uniquely quirky race reports.  Ideas for The Tao of Running were shaped by the 60 one hundred mile races he’s participated in and the almost two hundred other long distance races he’s completed. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas in English Literature and his fiction credentials include stories in Boy’s Life magazine and in numerous literary magazines and one published novel, Cries-at-Moon of the Kitchi-Kit. His second book on the mental side of running, The Mindful Runner: Finding Your Inner Focus, was just released on November 1 of 2018. Section two – Courage- Outro Alright, I appreciate you sticking with me through the emotional journey of  Episode 4-3989of the RunRunLive Podcast I’m sure it took great courage on your part.     I ran the Thanksgiving 5K with my daughter and a bunch of people from my running club.  I had a good time.  It’s always great to see friends and its always great to spend time with my kids.  I also decided to stop stressing out about pace and time.  This is just about the only 5K I run each year so it bothers me if I don’t’ race well.  When we woke up before the race it was 9 degrees Fahrenheit, which is very cold for this early in the winter.  There was a nice little breeze too.  So itf you’re one of those softies who believe in windchill it would have felt about zero.  There was no warming up.  I didn’t even bother.  I just went out at what felt like a good hard pace and tried to hold it.  I think I ended up with7:20’s, but who cares, right? I’ve been trying to follow a good morning routine with stretching, meditation, reading and writing and it helps.  I haven’t made much progress on my new book about startup sales, ironically because the startup I’m in is keeping me uber stressed out and busy.  Thanks for playing along.  Next episode will be our 400th official episode. I’ll have to think hard about what I want to do next.  … I decided to write that quick update on Buddy because I got an email from long time friend Janet inquiring for his health and wellbeing.  Let me tell you my Buddy story of the week.  Monday night I was getting ready to leave work.  It was after 6:30.  I had a need to pick up a bag of dog food, because we were almost at the bottom of the barrel.  This is ok, because the dog food store is on my way home.  Then I realized I have forgotten to bring the 10% off coupon for said dog food that I received in the mail and was quite excited about.  I believe the coupon algorithm in the great coupon generating AI computer typically only sends coupons when you don’t need something.  So, the universe has made an error in my favor and I aim to take advantage of it. I decide to go home first.  Which is not on my way.  But I can pick up the dog and take him to the pet store with me as an outing.  It’s one of the few places they allow dogs.  As I leave work it is sluicing rain.  Again.  Rainiest month in history.  (Like a normal week in Seattle or London.)  I get home and go to let Buddy out.  He’s been in the house all day.  He looks outside at the weather and digs in his heels.  “Like, it’s only been 8 hours, I can hold it.  I’m not going from warm bed to cold rain!” I push him out onto the wet front steps.  I do some quick things around the house.  I grab the coupon off the fridge and retrieve him for the trip to the store.  It’s still pouring rain.  I’m not dressed for it having just come from work.  He digs in his heels as I try to load him into the truck.  Armful of wet dog into the seat.  We drive off to the pet store to get the food.  It’s late.  No one is in the parking lot and the store is empty.  I unload the dog and lead him on the leash to the store.  He wants to wander around the parking lot and sniff everything.  It’s pouring rain, still.  We enter the empty store and I lead him back to the section where his food bags are stacked.  Leaving a trail of wet footprints.  I have to keep pulling him away from all the interesting things to sniff on the way.  I know to keep an eye on him because the pet store is full of pet smells.  There have been hundreds of other dogs in there getting groomed and trained and just wandering around.  I know if I don’t watch him, he may try to mark something.  It’s not that he has that bad habit, it’s just that his reptilian brain gets overwhelmed by the scent of other dogs.  For a dog nose that place must be the equivalent of technicolor.  I find the food and sure enough as I’m hoisting a 30-pound bag up onto my shoulder one handed with the leash in the other hand, he starts peeing on the floor.  Dammit! I yank him away and go to check out.  Now I have a moral decision to make.  A decision that requires courage.  Pretend it didn’t happen or confess to the young lady at the register.  And as I’m practicing doing things that scare me this month, I decide to come clean, so to speak.  She says they have “Sanitary Stations” just for this and asks if I want her to clean it up or would I like to do it myself – with the clear emphasis on ‘do it yourself’.  I grab a handful of paper towels from the sanitary station and the bottle of organic squirty stuff.  I mop up my friend the dog’s unfortunate leavings.  I have to make another trip to get more towels.  He was serious about his duties.  When all is as clean as it’s going to get we wander back to the register to retrieve the big bag of food.  I ask her if most people just ignore it and leave.  She says that mostly happens with poop.  Que the ominous foreshadowing. We exit the building.  It is, impossibly, raining even harder and colder.  Me in my dress pants and shirt with a big bag of food balanced on my shoulder like a suburban lumberjack and the leash in the other hand.  I decide to pause to let him sniff the pots outside the door.  I feel bad that I had to practice urinatus-interuptus on him in the store.  But he has other plans and begins to poop on the sidewalk in front of the store.  I say ‘no’ and try to pull him away but he manages to leave a trail of breadcrumbs, so to speak across the parking lot.  Eventually I wrangle him and the bag of food into the truck.  Now I’m stuck in another moral conundrum, but since I’ve already got momentum, I grab a plastic bag (that I keep in the truck for these types of outings) and stoop amid the puddles to undo the poo.  And that is my old Buddy story from this week.  There is no moral to it, but I think I earned some karma.  and I’ll see you out there. 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          Oracle Cloud Day - Toronto December 4th!       Cache   Translate Page      

Looking to learn more about Oracle Cloud? We are happy to announce six upcoming Oracle Cloud Day events in cities near you! Oracle Cloud Day offers attendees a wide array of sessions, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities. These single day events allow you to explore new cloud technologies, best practices, and customer success stories.


Every cloud journey is unique and the Oracle Cloud Day is designed to be enable organizations at all stages of their transformation. Each event features keynotes, developer playgrounds, and networking in the Oracle Innovation Lounge. Three customized tracks designed to meet each attendee's needs - IT Experts, Architects and Integrators, and Data Professionals. Join the IT Experts track to learn more about Oracle's latest innovations in Security solutions.


Oracle Security offers organizations flexibility and choice in securing their deployment. With the overload of threats organizations face it is important to implement a layers of defense approach to security. If you are planning to attend, be sure to join our session, "Mitigating the Top Five Cloud Security Mistakes," within the IT Experts track.


Abstract: One of the most misunderstood aspects of the cloud is determining where the cloud service provider’s security responsibility ends and your responsibility begins. The Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report indicates less than half of surveyed organizations could correctly identify their IaaS security responsibilities. Join this session to learn the top five cloud security mistakes organizations make, and how to mitigate them using Oracle’s security solutions. Learn how to best prevent, detect, and respond to the top risks to your hybrid cloud environment, including misconfigurations, data loss, shadow IT, and more. We’ll also share an insider’s view of the top questions to ask your cloud service provider to best protect your organization.



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          M&I Seminar Series      Cache   Translate Page      
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PRESENTED BY: GREGORY PRIEBE, M.D,. Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
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          The U.S. Army Has A New Plan To Recruit Gamers      Cache   Translate Page      

In a burnt-out, four-story shopping mall on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, one room blared with the raucous sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s—Metallica, Boston, Blue Oyster Cult. American troops had occupied the Sha’ab Central Market, then known as the Forward Operating Base Callahan, in 2007, and from there,…


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During the impending robopocalypse, humanity will have to ward off freakishly agile androids, robotic dogs, whatever the hell this is, and, as new research from MIT suggests, quasi-autonomous, mobile robot-plant hybrids.


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This report explains the work that has taken place over the last decade in Boston to not only improve pre-K, but to build on the successes of pre-K through reform of classroom environments, instructional practices, and curricula in pre-K, kindergarten, and, more recently, in first and second grade. It is a story of reforming from the bottom up, of realizing that the work of increasing student achievement is not confined to a single grade, but requires sustained efforts to improve the grades that follow, efforts that persist despite multiple changes in district leadership. It is a story of the importance of using research and data to drive continuous improvement. It is a story worthy of attention from all states and districts across the country working to build on the gains made as a result of high-quality pre-K programs.


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It’s time to go back to Bahston!! That’s right MWIRE is covering The Town starring Ben Affleck who also directed the film. Join Mike Steve and Kevin as they talk about the 2010 film, you might even hear TFG1Mike’s Boston accent a few times!!! Geeks: Steve “Megatron” Phillips Mike “TFG1” Blanchard Kevin “OptimusSolo” Thompson Subscribe …
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A good personal trainer can coach you through a challenging, safe workout. A great one understands the unique demands dance places on your body and helps you correct specific weaknesses to make you an even stronger performer. Enter Joel Prouty.

Before his passion for fitness took over, he was a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Houston Ballet and Boston Ballet, toured with Twyla Tharp and performed in Broadway's Come Fly Away. When he retired from the stage in 2010, he dove into exercise physiology courses at New York University, captivated by the idea of dancers as athletes. "My main focus and obsession was how to train like an athlete—strong, powerful, quick and resilient—while still maintaining the long, lean aesthetic required to be a dancer, and perhaps more specifically a classical ballet dancer."


Today, he provides one-on-one training to students and pros alike, though his client list reads like a Who's Who's in Dance in New York City. Sara Mearns, James Whiteside and Lloyd Knight are just a few of the performers who seek out Prouty's expertise at a gym in Manhattan. Not in NYC? No worries. We picked his brain for the best workout tips for dancers.

"It Either Is or It Isn't"

If you want to make your cross-training worthwhile, using a "50-percent approach" won't cut it, says Prouty. "You're either working hard or you're not," he explains. "You leg is either straight or it's not. You're either on relevé or you're not. You're either jumping high or you're not. Even if you are coming back from an injury, you can work 100 percent on a different focus."

It's Not About Adding More

You may need to rethink your approach to working out. "Cross-training for dancers is not about adding more hours to an already grueling work or training schedule. Nor is it necessarily about sweating it out in a bootcamp environment or going through a routine meant to beat you up or burn extra calories," says Prouty. "It's about strengthening weaknesses from a different point of view than what you're doing in the studio."

Examine Your Rep

Prouty trains dancers from a variety of companies, and he's found that each company tends to have unique dancer weaknesses. "It's based on their rep and the way that they rehearse and their schedules," he says. Consider how you've been trained and the styles you're dancing when devising a workout plan.

Turnout Is Great But...

A common issue Prouty sees is dancers walking like a "proud duck." If this sounds like you (raise your hands, bunheads!), cross-training in parallel could help reiterate the natural alignment of your body and correct muscular imbalances.

Don't Be Afraid of the Gym

When it comes to exercising, the biggest issue dancers have to overcome is less physical than it is mental, says Prouty. "We've been taught from Day 1 that we shouldn't go in a gym, that we should stay away from weights. Especially the women with this strong aesthetic requirement of being thin." But in recent years, he's seen that attitude slowly change as pros like Misty Copeland and Sara Mearns have emphasized that dancers are athletes. "Now that we have that reputation, we've got to prove it," he says.

You Might Cry—and That's Okay

"It's hard all day, every day to stare at yourself in the mirror and go through a long list of things that are wrong," says Prouty. Instead, he encourages dancers to reconsider their reflection. "Their biggest cheerleader, their biggest support group is that reflection in the mirror."

And he doesn't say that just as a platitude. "I have clients that break down and sob in sessions. Almost all my clients, in fact, have done that—men and women—and it's a constant battle for perfection. We're finding weaknesses, and it's important to appreciate those as a challenge and not as a failure."

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Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on October 21, 2018, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.

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My team that I almost gave up on suddenly turned into a little engine that could, so I'm looking at trades that would make me better, while leaving me some keeper-wealth. Roster: CP3, Conley, SGA, Richardson, Lamb, Bojan, Kawhi, Gallo, Randle, Harrell, Horford In our league, we can keep up to 3, for 3 seasons max, at a "one round higher" per season. SGA, Lamb, Bojan, Gallo, and Harrell would all cost me my 11th round pick (or 11th plus a higher pick if I wanted to keep more than one). J-Rich would cost me a 10th. Randle would cost an 7th. The others are not keepers. I write this for context. The way I see it, a surplus of cheap keepers means I can trade some of those guys. I can also make some late-round pick swaps so I can keep the price lower on my cheap keepers (like trading a 9th round pick for an 11th round one so I can have 2 11th round picks). I'm also willing to part with CP3 (showing his age), Horford (Boston offense is a mess), and Gallo (because I still don't trust his health) to target a big baller. LeBron, KAT, and Capela are all on teams that I don't think are playoff bound in our league. Who would you target first, if you were me, and what's a good first offer?
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Η εξέγερση στη Γαλλία είναι μόνο η αρχή μιας πολύ μεγαλύτερης διαδικασίας που θα εξαπλωθεί σε άλλες δυτικές χώρες

Τιερί Μεϊσάν 

Για τον Τιερί Μεϊσάν, κατεβαίνοντας στο δρόμο, οι Γάλλοι είναι ο πρώτος δυτικός λαός που αναλαμβάνουν προσωπικούς κινδύνους για να αντιταχθούν στην χρηματοοικονομική παγκοσμιοποίηση. Αν και δεν το γνωρίζουν και φαντάζονται ότι τα προβλήματά τους είναι αποκλειστικά εθνικά, ο εχθρός τους είναι ο ίδιος με εκείνον που συνθλίβει την περιοχή των Μεγάλων Λιμνών της Αφρικής και μέρος της ευρύτερης Μέσης Ανατολής. Για να κατανοήσουμε το σχέδιο που ενώνει αδιακρίτως αυτά τα φαινομενικά ανόμοια γεγονότα, είναι απαραίτητο να κάνουμε ένα βήμα προς τα πίσω.
Μόνο οι λαοί που θα καταλάβουν τη λογική που τους καταστρέφει και θα την απορρίπτουν θα μπορούν να επιβιώσουν στην υπαρξιακή κρίση της Δύσης.

Δίκτυο Βολταίρος

Η αιτία της δυτικής ύφεσης

Οι διεθνείς σχέσεις άλλαξαν βαθειά με την παράλυση της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης το 1986, όταν το κράτος δεν κατάφερε να ελέγχει το πυρηνικό ατύχημα στο Τσερνομπίλ [ 1 ], και μετά, με την ανάκληση του Συμφώνου της Βαρσοβίας το 1989, όταν το Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα της Ανατολικής Γερμανίας [ 2 ] κατέστρεψε το Τείχος του Βερολίνου και τελικά με τη διάλυση της ΕΣΣΔ το 1991.

Εκείνη τη στιγμή, ο Αμερικανός πρόεδρος Τζορτζ Μπους Sr. αποφάσισε να αποστρατεύσει ένα εκατομμύριο στρατιώτες και να αφιερώσει τις προσπάθειες της χώρας του στην ευημερία της. Ήθελε να μετατρέψει την ηγεμονία των ΗΠΑ στη ζώνη επιρροής τους σε έναν ηγετικό ρόλο για ολόκληρο τον κόσμο και να εγγυηθεί τη σταθερότητά του. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, έθεσε τις βάσεις για μια «Νέα Παγκόσμια Τάξη», πρώτα στο λόγο του μαζί με την Βρετανίδα πρωθυπουργό Margaret Thatcher στο Ινστιτούτο Aspen (2 Αυγούστου 1990) και στη συνέχεια στο λόγο του στο Κογκρέσο (11 Σεπτέμβριος 1990) ανακοινώνοντας την επιχείρηση "Καταιγίδα της Ερήμου" [ 3 ].

Ο κόσμος μετά τη Σοβιετική Ένωση είναι αυτός της ελεύθερης κυκλοφορίας όχι μόνο των αγαθών αλλά και των παγκόσμιων κεφαλαίων, υπό τον αποκλειστικό έλεγχο των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Ήτοι, η μετάβαση από τον καπιταλισμό στην χρηματιστικοποίηση, όχι το αποκορύφωμα του ελεύθερου εμπορίου, αλλά μια επιδεινούμενη μορφή αποικιοκρατικής εκμετάλλευσης σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της Δύσης. Σε ένα τέταρτο του αιώνα, οι μεγάλες αμερικανικές περιουσίες θα πολλαπλασιαστούν πολλές φορές και ο παγκόσμιος πλούτος του κόσμου θα αυξηθεί σημαντικά.

Αφήνοντας ελεύθερη τη πορεία του καπιταλισμού, ο πρόεδρος Μπους Sr έλπιζε να επεκτείνει την ευημερία στον κόσμο. Αλλά ο καπιταλισμός δεν είναι πολιτικό σχέδιο, δεν είναι παρά μόνο μια λογική για να κάνεις κέρδη. Ωστόσο, η λογική των πολυεθνικών των ΗΠΑ ήταν να αυξήσουν τα κέρδη τους με τη μετεγκατάσταση της παραγωγής τους στην Κίνα όπου ήταν πλέον δυνατή και όπου οι εργαζόμενοι ήταν οι χαμηλότερα αμειβόμενοι στο κόσμο.
  Ελάχιστοι ήταν εκείνοι που μέτρησαν το κόστος αυτής της εξέλιξης για τη Δύση. Βέβαια, θα εμφανιστούν μεσαίες τάξεις στον Τρίτο Κόσμο - αν και πολύ λιγότερο πλούσιες από τις δυτικές μεσαίες τάξεις - επιτρέποντας σε νέα κράτη, κυρίως ασιατικά, να διαδραματίσουν ρόλο στη διεθνή σκηνή. Αλλά ταυτόχρονα, οι δυτικές μεσαίες τάξεις θα αρχίσουν να εξαφανίζονται [4], καθιστώντας αδύνατη την επιβίωση των δημοκρατικών θεσμών που είχαν διαμορφώσει.
Προπαντός, πληθυσμοί ολόκληρων περιοχών θα συνθλίβονται εντελώς, ξεκινώντας από εκείνους των Μεγάλων Λιμνών. Αυτός ο πρώτος περιφερειακός πόλεμος θα σκοτώσει 6 εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους στην Αγκόλα, το Μπουρούντι, τη Ναμίμπια, την Ουγκάντα, τη Λαϊκή Δημοκρατία του Κονγκό, τη Ρουάντα και τη Ζιμπάμπουε με γενική παρανόηση και αδιαφορία. Ο στόχος ήταν να συνεχιστεί η αρπαγή των φυσικών πόρων αυτών των χωρών, αλλά πληρώνοντας τις πάντα λιγότερα, συνεπώς διαπραγματευόμενοι με συμμορίες παρά με κράτη που πρέπει να τρέφουν το λαό τους.

Ο κοινωνιολογικός μετασχηματισμός του κόσμου είναι πολύ γρήγορος και άνευ προηγουμένου. Δεν διαθέτουμε σήμερα τα απαραίτητα στατιστικά εργαλεία για να το αξιολογήσουμε σωστά. Ωστόσο, ο καθένας αντιλαμβάνεται την άνοδο της Ευρασίας (όχι με την έννοια του Ντε Γκωλ «από το Μπρεστ μέχρι το Βλαδιβοστόκ», αλλά εκείνης της Ρωσίας και της Ασίας, χωρίς την Δυτική και Κεντρική Ευρώπη), στην αναζήτηση της ελευθερίας και της ευημερίας, ενώ οι δυτικές δυνάμεις, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, εξασθενίζουν σταδιακά περιορίζοντας τις ατομικές ελευθερίες και απορρίπτοντας το ήμισυ του πληθυσμού τους σε περιοχές φτώχειας.

Σήμερα, το ποσοστό φυλάκισης των Κινέζων είναι τέσσερις φορές χαμηλότερο από εκείνο των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, ενώ η αγοραστική τους δύναμη είναι ελαφρώς υψηλότερη από εκείνη των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Αντικειμενικά, με όλα τα ελαττώματά της, η Κίνα έχει γίνει μια πιο ελεύθερη και πιο ευημερούσα χώρα από τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες.

Αυτή η διαδικασία ήταν προβλέψιμη από την αρχή. Η εφαρμογή της συζητήθηκε εκτενώς. Για παράδειγμα, την 1η Σεπτεμβρίου 1987, ένας σαραντάρης Αμερικανός δημοσίευσε μια ασυνήθιστη διαφήμιση στους New York Times , την Washington Post και την Boston Globe. Προειδοποιούσε τους συμπατριώτες του για το ρόλο που θα διαδραμάτιζε ο πρόεδρος Μπους πατέρας στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες για να είναι οι ίδιοι υπεύθυνοι, με δικά τους έξοδα, για την υπό κατασκευή "Νέα Παγκόσμια Τάξη". Προκάλεσε πολύ γέλιο. Ο συγγραφέας αυτός, ήταν ο κτηματομεσίτης Ντόναλντ Τραμπ!.

Η εφαρμογή του οικονομικού μοντέλου στις διεθνείς σχέσεις

Ένα μήνα μετά τις επιθέσεις της 11ης Σεπτεμβρίου 2001, ο υπουργός Άμυνας των ΗΠΑ, Ντόναλντ Ράμσφελντ, διόρισε τον φίλο του ναύαρχο Άρθουρ Τσεμπρόβσκι ως διευθυντή του νέου Γραφείου Μετασχηματισμού Δυνάμεων (Office of Force Transformation). Έπρεπε να αλλάξει τον πολιτισμό όλου του στρατιωτικού προσωπικού των ΗΠΑ για να τους δώσει τη δυνατότητα να ανταποκριθούν σε μια πλήρη αλλαγή της αποστολής τους.

Δεν γινόταν πλέον λόγος να χρησιμοποιηθούν οι στρατοί των ΗΠΑ για να υπερασπιστούν αρχές ή συμφέροντα, αλλά να χειραγωγούνται για να αναδιοργανώσουν τον κόσμο χωρίζοντάς τον σε δύο: από τη μία πλευρά τα κράτη ήδη ολοκληρωμένα στην παγκόσμια οικονομία, από την άλλη, όλα τα άλλα [ 5 ]. Το Πεντάγωνο δεν θα πολεμούσε πλέον για να καταλάβει τους φυσικούς πόρους, αλλά για να ελέγξει την πρόσβαση των παγκοσμιοποιημένων περιοχών σε αυτούς τους πόρους . Μια διαίρεση που εμπνεύστηκε άμεσα από τη διαδικασία της παγκοσμιοποίησης που είχε ήδη βάλει στο περιθώριο το μισό δυτικό πληθυσμό. Αυτή τη φορά, θα ήταν το ήμισυ του παγκόσμιου πληθυσμού που έπρεπε να αποκλειστεί [ 6 ].

Η αναδιοργάνωση του κόσμου ξεκίνησε στην πολιτική ζώνη που ορίζεται ως "Ευρύτερη Μέση Ανατολή", δηλαδή από το Αφγανιστάν στο Μαρόκο, με εξαίρεση του Ισραήλ, του Λίβανου και της Ιορδανίας. Ήταν η επονομαζόμενη επιδημία εμφυλίων πολέμων στο Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράκ, το Σουδάν, τη Λιβύη, τη Συρία και την Υεμένη που έχει ήδη προκαλέσει το θάνατο μερικών εκατομμύριων ανθρώπων. [ 7 ]

Όπως ένα τέρας που καταβροχθίζει τα παιδιά του, το παγκόσμιο χρηματοπιστωτικό σύστημα που εδρεύει στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες γνώρισε την πρώτη κρίση του το 2008, όταν ξέσπασε η φούσκα των subprime . Αντίθετα με τη δημοφιλή πεποίθηση, δεν ήταν μια παγκόσμια κρίση, αλλά αποκλειστικά μια δυτική κρίση. Για πρώτη φορά, τα κράτη του ΝΑΤΟ υπέστησαν τις πρώτες συνέπειες της πολιτικής που υποστήριζαν. Ωστόσο, οι δυτικές ανώτερες τάξεις δεν άλλαξαν τη συμπεριφορά τους σε τίποτα, βοηθώντας με συμπόνια τη βύθιση των μεσαίων τάξεων. Η μόνη αξιοσημείωτη αλλαγή ήταν η υιοθέτηση του "κανόνα Volcker" [ 8] που απαγορεύει στις τράπεζες να εκμεταλλεύονται τις πληροφορίες που λαμβάνουν από τους πελάτες τους για να κερδοσκοπούν έναντι των συμφερόντων τους. Αλλά αν οι συγκρούσεις συμφερόντων έχουν επιτρέψει σε κακοποιούς να γίνουν πλούσιοι γρήγορα, δεν αποτελούν το βάθος του προβλήματος, το οποίο είναι πολύ ευρύτερο.

Η εξέγερση των Δυτικών

Η εξέγερση των δυτικών μεσαίων και λαϊκών τάξεων κατά της παγκοσμιοποιημένης ανώτερης τάξης ξεκίνησε πριν από δύο χρόνια.

Έχοντας συνείδηση ​​της ύφεσης της Δύσης σε σχέση με την Ασία, ο βρετανικός λαός ήταν ο πρώτος που προσπάθησε να σώσει το βιοτικό επίπεδο του, αφήνοντας την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και στρέφοντας προς τη Κίνα και την Κοινοπολιτεία (δημοψήφισμα της 23ης Ιουνίου 2016) [ 9 ]. Δυστυχώς, οι αρχηγοί του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου δεν κατάφεραν να συνάψουν την αναμενόμενη συμφωνία με την Κίνα και αντιμετωπίζουν σοβαρές δυσκολίες στην επανενεργοποίηση των δεσμών με τη Κοινοπολιτεία.

Στη συνέχεια, βλέποντας την κατάρρευση της μη στρατιωτικής τους βιομηχανίας, ένα μέρος των Αμερικανών ψήφισαν, στις 8 Νοεμβρίου 2016, για τον μόνο προεδρικό υποψήφιο που είχε αντιταχτεί στη νέα παγκόσμια τάξη, τον Donald Trump. Ήταν θέμα επιστροφής στο «αμερικανικό όνειρο». Δυστυχώς γι 'εκείνους, αν και ο Donald Trump άρχισε να αμφισβητεί τους κανόνες του παγκοσμιοποιημένου εμπορίου, ο ίδιος δεν διάθετει ομάδα γύρω του, εκτός από την οικογένειά του. Καταφέρνει μόνο να τροποποιήσει, όχι να αλλάξει, τη στρατιωτική στρατηγική της χώρας του, της οποίας σχεδόν όλοι οι στρατηγοί αξιωματούχοι υιοθέτησαν τη σκέψη του Rumfeld-Cebrowski και δεν φαντάζονται άλλο ρόλο για τον εαυτό τους από αυτό των υπερασπιστών της χρηματοοικονομικής παγκοσμιοποίησης.

Έχοντας συνειδητοποιήσει το τέλος της εθνικής τους βιομηχανίας και σίγουροι ότι έχουν προδοθεί από την ανώτερη τάξη τους , οι Ιταλοί ψήφισαν, στις 4 Μαρτίου 2018, για τα αντι-συστηματικά κόμματα: τη Λίγκα και το Κίνημα 5 αστέρων. Αυτά τα κόμματα σχημάτισαν μια συμμαχία για την εφαρμογή μιας κοινωνικής πολιτικής. Δυστυχώς για εκείνους, η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση αντιτίθεται [ 10 ].

Ενώ στη Γαλλία, δεκάδες χιλιάδες υπεργολαβικές ΜΜΕ (σ.μτφ., μικρο-μεσαίες-επιχειρήσεις) της βιομηχανίας έχουν πτωχεύσει τα τελευταία δέκα χρόνια, οι υποχρεωτικές εισφορές, που ήταν ήδη από τις υψηλότερες στον κόσμο, αυξήθηκαν κατά 30% κατά την ίδια περίοδο. Μερικές εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες Γάλλοι κατέβηκαν ξαφνικά στους δρόμους πρώτα για να αντιταχθούν στην καταχρηστική φορολογία, αλλά και για να καταστήσουν δυνατές την βιομηχανία, τη κατασκευή, την επιχείρηση, ξανά στη χώρα. Δυστυχώς γι 'εκείνους, η γαλλική ανώτερη τάξη έχει μολυνθεί από τον λόγο που απορρίπτουν οι Αμερικανοί. Ως εκ τούτου, προσπαθεί να προσαρμόσει την πολιτική της στη λαϊκή εξέγερση και όχι για να αλλάξει τα θεμέλιά της.

Αν πλησιάσουμε τη καθεμία από αυτές τις τέσσερις χώρες χωριστά, θα δοθούν διαφορετικές ερμηνείες για το τι συμβαίνει εκεί. Αλλά αν τις αναλύσουμε ως ένα μοναδικό φαινόμενο μέσω διαφορετικών κουλτούρων, θα βρεθούν οι ίδιοι μηχανισμοί: σε αυτές τις τέσσερις χώρες, σε συνέπεια τους τέλους του καπιταλισμού, οι μεσαίες τάξεις εξαφανίζονται περισσότερο ή λιγότερο γρήγορα και μαζί τις το πολιτικό καθεστώς που τις έχουν ενσαρκώσει: τη δημοκρατία.

Είτε οι δυτικοί ηγέτες εγκαταλείπουν το οικονομικό σύστημα που ανέπτυξαν και επιστρέφουν στον παραγωγικό καπιταλισμό του Ψυχρού Πολέμου, είτε πρέπει να εφεύρουν μια διαφορετική οργάνωση που κανείς δεν έχει σκεφτεί μέχρι στιγμής, είτε η Δύση που κυβέρνησε τον κόσμο για πέντε αιώνες θα βυθιστεί σε μακροχρόνια εσωτερικά προβλήματα.
Οι Σύριοι ήταν ο πρώτος μη-παγκοσμιοποιημένος λαός που μπόρεσε να επιβιώσει και να αντισταθεί στην καταστροφή του υπο-κόσμου των Cebrowski-Ράμσφελντ. Οι Γάλλοι είναι ο πρώτος παγκοσμιοποιημένος λαός να επαναστατήσει ενάντια στην καταστροφή της Δύσης, ακόμη και αν δεν έχουν συνείδηση ότι αγωνίζονται εναντίον του μοναδικού εχθρού όλης της ανθρωπότητας. Ο πρόεδρος Εμμανουέλ Μακρόν δεν είναι ο άνθρωπος της κατάστασης, όχι ότι είναι υπεύθυνος για ένα σύστημα που του προηγήθηκε, αλλά επειδή είναι καθαρό προϊόν αυτού του συστήματος. Ενώπιον των ταραχών στη χώρα του, απάντησε, από τη G20 στο Μπουένος Άιρες, ότι η συνάντηση ήταν μια επιτυχία στα μάτια του (γεγονός που δεν ισχύει) και ότι θα προχωρήσει πιο αποτελεσματικά από τους προκατόχους του προς τη λάθος κατεύθυνση .

Πώς να περισώσετε τα προνόμιά σας

Φαίνεται ότι η βρετανική άρχουσα τάξη βρήκε τη λύση της: αν Λονδίνου ιδιαίτερα και οι Δυτικοί γενικά, δεν είναι πλέον σε θέση να κυβερνήσουν τον κόσμο, πρέπει να δράσουν και να χωρίσουν τον κόσμο σε δύο διακριτές περιοχές. Είναι η πολιτική της προεδρίας Ομπάμα [ 11 ] που εφαρμόζεται τους τελευταίους μήνες, στη συνέχεια από την Τερέζας Μέι, και τώρα από τον Donald Trump, με την άρνησή τους να συνεργαστούν και τις κατηγορίες τους πρώτα κατά της Ρωσίας και τώρα εναντίον της Κίνας.

Φαίνεται επίσης ότι η Ρωσία και η Κίνα, παρά την ιστορική τους αντιπαλότητα, έχουν συνειδητοποιήσει ότι ποτέ δεν θα μπορέσουν να συμμαχήσουν με τους Δυτικούς που δεν σταμάτησαν ποτέ να θέλουν να τους διαμελίσουν. Ως εκ τούτου, το σχέδιό τους για την "Ευρύτερη Ευρασιατική Σύμπραξη": αν ο κόσμος πρόκειται να χωριστεί στα δύο, ο καθένας πρέπει να οργανώσει τη δική του μεριά. Συγκεκριμένα αυτό σημαίνει για το Πεκίνο την εγκατάλειψη του μισού σχεδίου του «δρόμου του μεταξιού» και την αναδιάταξή του με τη Μόσχα στη μονή πλέον διευρυμένη Ευρασία.

Προσδιορισμός της διαχωριστικής γραμμής
Για τη Δύση και τη διευρυμένη Ευρασία, η γραμμή θραύσης θα πρέπει να καθοριστεί το συντομότερο δυνατό. Για παράδειγμα, σε ποια πλευρά θα στραφεί η Ουκρανία; Η κατασκευή της γέφυρας Kerch από τη Ρωσία είχε ως στόχο να κόψει τη χώρα, να απορροφήσει το Donbass και τη λεκάνη της Αζοφικής Θάλασσας, στη συνέχεια την Οδησσό και την Υπερδνειστερία.
Αντίθετα, το περιστατικό του Kerch που διοργανώθηκε από τους Δυτικούς σκοπεύει να φέρει όλη την Ουκρανία στο ΝΑΤΟ πριν διαιρεθεί η χώρα.
Καθώς το πλοίο της χρηματοοικονομικής παγκοσμιοποίησης βυθίζεται, πολλοί άρχισαν να σώσουν τα προσωπικά τους συμφέροντα χωρίς να προσέχουν τους άλλους. Ιδού, για παράδειγμα, την ένταση μεταξύ της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Σε αυτό το παιχνίδι, το σιωνιστικό κίνημα είναι πάντα ένα βήμα μπροστά, εξ ου η επιταχυνόμενη μετάλλαξη της ισραηλινής στρατηγικής που εγκαταλείπει τη Συρία στη Ρωσία και στρέφεται ταυτόχρονα προς τον Κόλπο και την Ανατολική Αφρική.


Δεδομένου του τι διακυβεύεται, είναι προφανές ότι η εξέγερση στη Γαλλία είναι μόνο η αρχή μιας πολύ μεγαλύτερης διαδικασίας που θα εξαπλωθεί σε άλλες δυτικές χώρες.

Είναι παράλογο να πιστέψει κανείς ότι, σε μια εποχή χρηματοοικονομικής παγκοσμιοποίησης, οποιαδήποτε κυβέρνηση μπορεί να λύσει τα προβλήματα της χώρας της χωρίς να αμφισβητήσει τις διεθνείς σχέσεις και ταυτόχρονα να ανακτήσει την ικανότητά της να δράσει. Αλλά, ακριβώς, η εξωτερική πολιτική κρατιέται εκτός του δημοκρατικού πεδίου από της διάλυσης της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης.
Ωστόσο, είναι επείγον να αποσυρθεί κανείς από όλες σχεδόν τις συνθήκες και δεσμεύσεις των τελευταίων τριάντα ετών. Μόνο τα κράτη που θα ανακτούν την κυριαρχία τους θα μπορέσουν να ελπίζουν να ανακάμψουν.

Τιερί Μεϊσάν
Μετάφραση Κριστιάν Άκκυριά

Πηγή Ινφογνώμων Πολιτικά (Ελλάδα)

[1] Σύμφωνα με τον Μιχαήλ Γκορμπατσόφ, το γεγονός αυτό κατέστησε εφικτή τη διάλυση του Συμφώνου της Βαρσοβίας και της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης στο βαθμό που απονομιμοποίησε το κράτος.
[2] Σε αντίθεση με τη δημοφιλή πεποίθηση στη Δύση, είναι οι εθνικιστικές του ανατολικογερμανικού Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος (και οι Λουθηρανικές εκκλησίες), και όχι οι αντι-κομμουνιστές (και οι προ-ΗΠΑ), οι οποίοι ανέτρεψαν το σύμβολο της σοβιετικής κυριαρχίας, το Τείχος.
[3] Ο κύριος σκοπός της εισβολής στο Ιράκ δεν είναι η απελευθέρωση του Κουβέιτ, αλλά η χειραγώγηση αυτού του ζητήματος για να αποτελέσει τον μεγαλύτερο δυνατό συνασπισμό υπό αμερικανική διοίκηση, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της ΕΣΣΔ.
[4] Global Inequality. A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, Branko Milanovic, Harvard University Press, 2016.
[5] « Το στρατιωτικό σχέδιο των ΗΠΑ για το κόσμο », του Τιερί Μεϊσάν, Haïti Liberté (Haïti) , Δίκτυο Βολταίρος, 22 août 2017.
[6] Είναι προφανές ότι οι πόλεμοι Μπους γιός και Ομπάμα δεν είχαν ποτέ ως στόχο την επέκταση της δημοκρατίας. Πρώτα απ 'όλα διότι εξ ορισμού η δημοκρατία μπορεί να προέρχεται μόνο από τον λαό και όχι να επιβάλλεται με βόμβες. Δεύτερον, επειδή οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες ήταν ήδη μια πλουτοκρατία.
[7] Μετράω εδώ όχι μόνο το εκατομμύριο θανάτους των ίδιων των πολέμων, αλλά και τα θύματα των διαταραχών που προκλήθηκαν από αυτούς τους πολέμους.
[8] Ο πρώην πρόεδρος της Ομοσπονδιακής Τράπεζας των ΗΠΑ, Paul Volcker, είναι, αντιθέτως, ένας από τους αρχιτέκτονες της παγκόσμιας χρηματοοικονομής παγκοσμιοποίησης. Ήταν εκείνος που εξεδίωκε στο όνομα του ΟΗΕ τους ανθρώπους και τις οντότητες που είχαν βοηθήσει το Ιράκ να παρακάμψει το εμπάργκο των Ηνωμένων Εθνών (υπόθεση "πετρέλαιο για φαγητό"). Ο Volcker είναι μία από τις κύριες προσωπικότητες της κοινωνίας των προσκυνητών (Pilgrim’s Society), της υπερατλαντικής λέσχης που προεδρεύεται από τη βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ Β '. Υπό την ιδιότητα αυτή, έγινε ο κύριος οικονομικός σύμβουλος του προέδρου Μπαράκ Ομπάμα και συνέστησε μέρος του υπουργικού συμβουλίου του.
[9] « Η Νέα βρετανική εξωτερική πολιτική », του Τιερί Μεϊσάν, Δίκτυο Βολταίρος, 4 juillet 2016.
[10] Αντικατασταίνοντας την ευρωπαϊκή κοινή αγορά, που ήταν ένα σύστημα συνεργασίας μεταξύ κρατών, η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση που ορίζεται από τη Συνθήκη του Μάαστριχτ είναι ένα υπερεθνικό κράτος υπό της στρατιωτικής προστασίας του ΝΑΤΟ. Επομένως, έχει τη δυνατότητα να απορρίψει τις εθνικές αποφάσεις.
[11] « Δύο ξεχωριστοί κόσμοι », του Τιερί Μεϊσάν, Al-Watan (Συρία) , Δίκτυο Βολταίρος, 8 novembre 2016.


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Sarasota: Contributor Peter Nason reviews THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, writing "If you're like me, then you probably rolled your eyes and groaned to yourself, "Not another MUSIC MAN!" the moment you heard that the Asolo Repertory Theatre was tackling the Meredith Willson classic. Has the show become so ubiquitous that we can't help but think that we don't need to see this overcooked masterpiece yet again? But the Asolo is THE Asolo, and this is not your typical, cobwebbed MUSIC MAN. This production is infused with more tapping than The Tap-Dance Kid and is given an A+ treatment. It's so full of life that I didn't want it to end. So, in honor of its most famous song, "76 Trombones," here are 76 reasons to venture to this must-see Asolo production..."

Los Angeles: Contributor Jeffrey Scott reviews MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre, writing "Led by a truly gifted ensemble of performers who put their souls on the line to tell this story every single performance, this story revolves around 5 childhood friends (and the women who loved them) who have formed a band. The band members plan to gather together (after years of separation) for the 40th birthday of founding band member Adam (played with incredible heart by Matt Kaminsky). Moment by moment, minute by minute, month by month, year by year, the layers are peeled away from this proverbial friendship-onion and we get a glimpse into the lives of these five men (and the women who loved them) through song, scenes, and monologues that explain how they all arrived at where they are in life, where they went, who they loved, and how they left this world."

UK / West End: Contributor Cindy Marcolina reviews ANNA KARENINA at The Actors' Church, writing "After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of Iris Theatre's Workin Process. Considered one of the greatest literary accomplishment of all time, it's certainly an ambitious venture for the young Shepard, who pens a mature revisitation of the material directed by Jasmine White."

Maine: Contributor Dan Marois reviews THE NUTCRACKER at Maine State Ballet, writing "The interesting thing about The Nutcracker at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine is just how quickly an audience can settle into it, year after year, like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night. The venue is packed with an audience of all ages, some dressed in their 'night on the town' finery while others sport flannel shirts, jeans and a baseball cap. That's the magic of this production, a full-scale ballet and orchestra that appeals to a wide-ranging audience here in Maine."

Buffalo: Contributor Michael Rabice reviews HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, writing "It's not often that a Broadway musical creates so much press and hype that almost every US citizen has heard of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON. The show that got it's start off Broadway at NY's Public Theatre has taken the country by storm. Still the hottest ticket on Broadway 3 years after it has opened, the touring production has been anticipated in almost every US National tour market for a full two years prior to it actually surfacing. This has created record breaking subscription ticket sales just so everyone could be guaranteed a seat for HAMILTON."

Sioux Falls: Contributor Katie Becker reviews ELF THE MUSICAL in Sioux Falls, writing "With the turkey eaten and the black Friday deals purchased, Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror and it's onward towards Christmas! ELF THE MUSICAL kicked off a three day run at The Washington Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing Christmas cheer to Sioux Falls the best way they know how, by 'singing loud for all to hear.'"

Detroit: Contributor Julie Yolles reviews GUYS AND DOLLS Scores at the Players Guild Of Dearborn, writing "Guys and Dolls marked Kim Donovan's directorial debut 27 years at the Players Guild of Dearborn. She was pregnant at the time with her daughter, Maura. Frank Loesser's score must have channeled Maura's musical theatre talents in utero as she's now starring as Adelaide, "the well-known fiancee," in the Players Guild of Dearborn's 2018 production of Guys and Dolls serendipitously directed by Kim Donovan."

Ft. Myers/Naples: Contributor Emily Yorgey reviews ELF at Broadway Palm, writing "The Hobbs family members, Walter (Christopher Russell), Emily (Molly Samson), and Michael (Nicholas Salerno at my performance), all were excellent in their roles as well. Walter grows a lot emotionally throughout ELF, and Russell executed this very well. I also liked seeing Walter's relationships with Emily and Michael change as Buddy becomes a part of their family."

Austria: Contributor Martin Ganeider reviews AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Landestheater Linz, writing Winston is a powerhorse director and choreographer. His dance numbers will leave you breathless in your seats. His staging requires a lot of stamina from his actors. German speaking tripple threats are not easy to find but Linz was able to sign some of the finest for their musical ensemble."

Regional Editor Spotlight:

Peter Nason
Tampa/St. Petersburg Contributor

An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in "George M!" at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home. He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including "The Tampa Tribune," where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing: "In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising." Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike.

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Roberto Luongo says the 1st period pace by the Florida Panthers set the tone for the rest of the game against the Boston Bruins.
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QUINCY, MA - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and the City of Quincy announced a new partnership today that will make Veterans Memori... - MLL Boston Cannons
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BOSTON, MA - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the hiring of Spencer Ford as its first-ever Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Alumni... - MLL
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Overview Brighter futures start here. Welcome to BrightView. We re a team of talented professionals, driven by results and relationships, and committed to taking care of...
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Last week, I headed out to Boston to attend the second-ever TechSEO Boost, the only conference 100% dedicated to my favorite topic ever: technical SEO. This year’s theme focused on advanced and bleeding-edge topics including information retrieval and machine learning to service workers and computer programming basics. You can watch the full live stream and […]

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LEONARD, EVERETT J. 93, died peacefully at home on November 27th. He was born in Boston and he grew up in Milton. In 1948 he married, Shirley Bailey...
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Santander Bank co-president and commercial banking head Robert Rubino has left the Boston-based institution to join CIT Group, a move that comes less than a year and a half after he started at Santander. Rubino joined Santander in June 2017 from Citizens Bank, where he had been head of corporate finance and capital markets. He was brought on to help overhaul Santander’s commercial operations. In the year prior to Rubino’s arrival, Santander’s outstanding commercial and industrial loans had…

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Rather than place its chips behind political gridlock, or bury its head in the sand, industry leaders would be better off acknowledging the need for some reform to the current system and lending its insights to solve this complex issue.

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Superpedestrian, the Cambridge-based startup best known for its motorized bike wheel, is shifting gears to build electric scooters that it hopes to supply to scooter-sharing startups like Lime and Bird. MIT-born Superpedestrian says its new scooters will solve a variety of problems for fleet operators, in part by offering longer battery life and a heavy-duty design that will stand up to frequent use. The startup did not share details about whether it has potential customers lined up yet. The current…

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The group, whose members are facing rising costs and stalled health care cost containment talks on Beacon Hill, is planning a Dec. 11 kickoff breakfast.

          America's police and fire chiefs have big jobs, and big salaries. Here's how Boston stacks up.      Cache   Translate Page      
Serving as the top cop or fire chief in a big city comes with a lot of expectations — mayhem to prevent, employees to oversee and all of the politics that come with being one of the most recognizable figures on the street. In return, most police and fire chiefs also can expect to be well compensated, even if they aren’t working in one of the nation’s largest cities. A Business Journals analysis of major-city payrolls nationally found the average police chief received about $203,000 in total…

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This story originally appeared on BostInno. Fullbridge, a Boston-based company that provides education and training programs to prepare the workforce for rapidly evolving jobs, is downsizing its Boston presence. The eight-year-old company confirmed on Monday that it made employee cuts in its technology department, a move that will reduce its U.S. staff from 15 to nine people in December. Technology development and support will be shifted out of house, most likely to London, Steve Brazell, CMO…

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Online furniture retailer Wayfair will open a 1 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Jacksonville, officials confirmed Monday. The Boston-based company selected a roughly 80-acre site at Cecil Commerce Center near the Amazon facility on 103rd Street in Jacksonville, which Jacksonville Business Journal reported in August. Wayfair has promised the city it will employ 250 workers at an average annual wage of $33,000 at the new facility by the end of 2021. In exchange, the city…

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A former Boston hospital executive has resigned as president of St. Joseph's Children's and Women's hospitals in Tampa after just a year and half.  Kate Reed resigned last week, a spokeswoman for BayCare Health System, the hospitals' parent company, confirmed Monday. Reed previously had served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  The spokeswoman said a search is under way to replace both Reed and Matt Novak, former president…

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Delta's pre-select meal option will soon be available on all Delta One routes, expanding the food option to more business customers traveling between the U.S. and Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. Beginning Dec. 6, pre-select meals will be available in more than 200 markets around the world, marking a relatively speedy expansion since its initial launch in March. Delta One is the airline's latest update to its business-class cabin that features lie-flat beds and sliding privacy…

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At an expected $75 per share, Wellington Management Co. is poised to earn the most when GlaxoSmithkline's acquisition deal for Tesaro closes.

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Subpoenas issued to Trump Organization in emoluments lawsuit (Jan Wolfe, 12/04/18, Reuters)

Among other documents, the attorneys general are seeking revenue statements and tax returns from the Trump Organization entities.

Ignoring the subpoenas would result in a finding of contempt of court, said George Brown, a professor at Boston College Law School.

The development "brings us closer to judicially enforced discovery about the Trump empire," said Brown. "It will probably tell us a lot we don't know because nobody is going to hide that stuff in the face of a subpoena."

          Comment on St. Louis Blues Place Three On Injured Reserve by BayStateRings      Cache   Translate Page      
Didn't think the Blues horrible luck this season would stick, but at this point, it's going to take a MINOR MIRACLE for this organization to be relevant and in the playoff hunt this season. Can't say the injuries sustained by St Louis were a major reason for this, they've been healthier than Boston for example, a team much more competitive this season with rookies. Maybe you guys would like to trade for some depth up front, heard David Backes is available. Deal? LOL
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Yeah pawtucket tard, worked out really well for Boston with Colin Miller and Malcom Subban, huh? The expansion draft hurts MOST TEAMS in some way, shape or form. I for one was estatic to see the Bruins give away 2 guys for nothing. Yet another educated comment from you, without question. LOL. Better stick to AAA, pawtucket blowhard. I've seen you here a couple times, hope it STAYS that way. Feel free to EXIT LEFT. so..... exhausting.....
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pawtucket You talking to me, headwound harry? You don't "know me" and if you did, I'd know you weren't a legit Boston sports fan by your silly comments. See above. ^
          $5.1B deal: GSK buying ovarian cancer drug developer      Cache   Translate Page      
In a major move to boost its oncology product pipeline, GlaxoSmithKline entered into a definitive agreement Monday to acquire Boston-area biopharmaceutical company Tesaro for $5.1 billion. Tesaro (NASDAQ: TSRO) of Waltham, Mass., markets the ovarian cancer therapy Zejula, which is approved in the United States and Europe. The company is also conducting clinical trials that if successful could lead to an expanded use of the drug, as a monotherapy and in combination with other ovaria n cancer treatments. “The… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Magic of Steve Dacri - 3 Volume Set - DVD


Steve Dacri's 30-year career has included such milestones as headline performances at Radio City Music Hall, showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Monte Carlo, and television appearances which include "The Tonight Show", "Good Morning America", "The Merv Griffin Show", "That's Incredible" and many, many others. Steve has also worked extensively in the trade show industry, putting his expertise to work for numerous corporations.

He performed in his own one-man show, "Xtreme Close-up Magic" at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas after six years as a headliner at Caesar's Magical Empire. Also, Steve just recently completed his 30th year of performing at The Magic Castle.

In this DVD series, you'll watch as Steve performs and explains the methods behind the tricks that have drawn raves from luminaries in the entertainment community and eminent people from the corporate world for the last 30 years. This is material that's been shaped, honed and audience-tested until every last bit of entertainment potential has been explored. This is truly commercial magic-the kind that people love to watch and that you'll love to perform!

"A remarkable set of hands . . ."
- Johnny Carson

"A first-class entertainer."
- The Miami Herald

"Fantastic! The best close-up magician I have ever seen!"
- Milton Berle

- Marlon Brando

"One of the finest entertainers at the Magic Castle that I have ever seen."
- Cary Grant

"One of the true masters of close-up magic."
- The Boston Herald

"The king of close-up magic."
- The Las Vegas Sun

"Steve Million-$$$-Hands Dacri."
- Robin Leach


A magic classic with a personalized twist as the performer's name magically appears on blank playing cards! A perfect opening effect!
Steve's touches make this always-popular trick play for larger audiences.
Four small scarves of different colors are placed into the magician's hands and instantly turn into a single large four-colored scarf. Simply beautiful and beautifully effective!
A deck of cards changes from red-backed to blue-backed . . . that is, all except for a chosen card. However, that, too, changes to blue so that everything turns out right in the end. Easy to do and extremely magical. What's more . . . the deck is examinable at the end and ready for more magic!
The magician produces three Aces from a shuffled deck followed by a King. Not willing to accept defeat, the performer magically changes the King into the final Ace. A flourishy way to introduce the Aces that looks impossibly skillful-yet is surprisingly simple!
A deck of cards is divided and one half is turned face up. The two halves are shuffled together yet the magician manages to magically right the entire deck except for four cards, which just happen to be the four Aces. You'll love Steve's face-up face-down convincer.
Himber's classic routine with the Dacri touch! A card is selected and returned to the pack. The cards are placed back into the box along with a straight-edge razor blade. The box is shaken and when the cards are spilled out, they're all in pieces except for the spectator's selected card.
This is the trick that has taken Steve Dacri around the world. This is, arguably, one of the best and most commercial sponge ball routines ever devised.
Three coins travel invisibly from one of the performer's hands to the other. A great handling for another magic classic with a subtlety that guarantees spectator interest and involvement.
A hilarious clip from one of television's most-loved TV shows. Watch as Steve stars in two very funny segments from Allen Funt's classic "Candid Camera."

Running Time Approximately 39 min


A single sponge rabbit placed into a spectator's hand literally explodes into a bevy of bunnies when the spectator drops it onto a table.
A real-world version of the card to impossible place plot as a playing card, selected under extremely fair conditions, vanishes, only to be found in a sealed box of cereal.
A beautiful version of a traditional, but rarely seen, classic magic effect. Small balls vanish and reappear under brass bells in a variety of amusing ways, leading up to an amazing finish.
A chink-a-chink style dice assembly with a difference. Four dice magically travel between the performer's hands with the last die - the Houdini die - escaping from a small metal box before joining the others.
Another Dacri-ized version of a magic classic that will keep your audience in stitches. The performer tells the story of one of his first experiences with a magic trick that uses six cards and no matter how many he throws away (or inadvertently drops), he always has six!
The performer demonstrates his ability to seemingly have spectators select any card he wishes. For the big finish, a signed selection is produced from a very unlikely place!
The performer has four spectators each select a card. Three are found to be Queens but the fourth is a Jack. Turning failure into a magical success, the Jack is changed into the fourth Queen. A great demonstration of the Classic Force for real-world audiences.
A card is selected and mistakenly torn by the spectator. One piece of the card is retained by the spectator and the others are discarded in an oatmeal tin. Another card is selected and returned to the deck which is also placed into the tin. The performer introduces a dagger and, after causing the cards to magically jump out of the tin, manages to impale two cards on its blade. One is the second spectator's selection and unbelievably, the other is found to be the first card chosen, magically restored . . . and yes, the spectator's piece fits!
Steve Dacri's version of the Classic Force has been hailed as one of the best in the business and in this extensive segment, Steve goes into great detail about his handling of this indispensable tool. Every nuance, including the timing, psychology, choreography and the necessary attitude, is discussed and demonstrated. Learn to do this as well as Steve and you'll be performing reputation-making card magic.
Entertaining segments from several of Steve Dacri's many television appearances. Watch as Steve performs on "The Dinah Shore Show" and "The Merv Griffin Show."

Running Time Approximately 39min


A brand-new take on the classic Silk to Egg with comedy, audience participation and a surprising and magical ending. A spectator is brought up to learn how a magic trick is done and ends up seeing some apparently real magic! And, if you think you know this one already, prepare to be fooled badly!
In this version of Slydini's legendary trick, large sponge bunnies (and even a huge sponge ball) are made to vanish right before a seated spectator's eyes, much to their amazement and to the amusement of everyone else in the audience who sees exactly where the objects are going!
Combine Roy Benson's timeless routine with some additional Dacri touches and the result is a routine you'll always use. Sponge balls travel invisibly from the performer's hand to underneath an inverted bowl followed by a magical surprise!
Steve learned this from Slydini, streamlined it with some help from Dai Vernon, and now passes along the real work on this classic of coin magic.
Four half-dollars travel invisibly from one of the performer's hands to the other. Steve's version of the Winged Silver plot can be done completely surrounded, perfect for strolling situations.
The center pages of a magazine are removed, a corner is torn off for verification and the rest of it is torn into small pieces. The performer then restores the pieces and yes, the removed piece fits! Frank Garcia used this to build crowds at a trade show and now it can be yours!
Steve takes you through every step of his one cup and ball routine, complete with two final loads!
A signed card magically travels to an impossible, improbable - and deeply personal - place!
An episode of "Steve Dacri's Magic Notebook," a TV show that Steve produced and starred in. Besides Steve's stage and close-up segments, it also features performances by Dai Vernon (used with permission from the Dai Vernon estate) and Joe Cossari, The King of Cards. You'll also see the complete infomercial that Steve produced for his "Magic Secrets" video magic kit that aired nationally.

Running Time Approximately 39min

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Magic of Mark Leveridge Vol 1-3 - DVD


Volume 1:

9. ATM

Running Time Approximately 1hr 40min

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Sort of entirely disagree with this post. Kelenic, Crawford, Sheffield, Dunn, Swanson, Thompson-Williams... they've basically moved their old top six prospects down six places. The Mariners were trapped in a world of a top-third payroll where their only reasonable chance for a playoff spot was a second wildcard: no division win with the Astros right now, and with 1st WC going to either NY or Boston, that's it. How much should they go all-in for a chance at a single game elimination? Sell everyone for prospects, and buy-low veterans that can do a couple things: actually allow you to field a team; and who can bounce-back, to be made available for midseason trades, if any of them manage to increase their value. Dipoto gave it a good "win now" attempt, and with the way the landscape has changed, he's doing the right thing.
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Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school's policy. Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit in Boston's federal court, while another sorority separately sued the school in Massachusetts state court. Both cases argue that the school's policy discriminates against students based on their sex and spreads negative stereotypes about students who join all-male or all-female organizations. Comment: Grievance politics are a knife that cuts both ways. Ironically, the policies set up to combat "isms" often embody those isms better than whatever it is they are trying to fight. Affirmative action is actually racist. Title IX rape tribunals are actually sexist. Harvard officials did not immediately provide comment on the suits. Starting with last year's freshman class, Harvard students who are members of...
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BOSTON, MA. - OCTOBER 31: Sox manager Alex Cora gives thumbs up to the crowd during the parade for the Boston Red Sox on October 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox...
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We recently presented at the DeviceTalks conference in Boston Ma about the vulnerabilities that affect hospitals and medical devices (insulin pumps, pacemakers, etc.).  The goal of our presentation wasn’t to instill fear but sometimes fear is a reasonable byproduct of the truth.  The truth is that of all the networks that we test, hospital networks…

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TUESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps FLORIDA 5, Boston 0 Winnipeg 3, NY ISLANDERS 1 PITTSBURGH 6, Colorado 3 Calgary 9, COLUMBUS 6 Toronto 4, BUFFALO 3 (OT) MONTREAL 5, Ottawa 2 Tampa Bay 6, DETROIT 5 (SO) Minnesota 3, VANCOUVER 2 VEGAS 5, Washington 3 Arizona 2, LOS ANGELES 1
          Analysis: Heading Into Playoffs, Closing Situation Biggest Question For Red Sox      Cache   Translate Page      
The Boston Red Sox kick off their run for the team’s fourth World Series title in 12 years Thursday night, when they face the Cleveland Indians for Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Pete Abraham covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe, and he joined NHPR’s Morning Edition for a preview of the series.
          10.11.15: Sportsball      Cache   Translate Page      
From dreaming of the big leagues to a roller derby revival— today, we enter the wild and wacky world of sports, starting with the origin story of the most successful non-carbonated beverage in the US and a staple of the pro sports sidelines: Gatorade. Plus, f or a long time, being a Red Sox fan was to be an outsider, hardcore. That hard living, punk attitude motivated a group of teenagers to produce the most popular, and aggressive, T-shirt in Boston history. We’ll hear the Hollywood-worthy story behind the “Yankees Suck” t-shirt.
          9.22.15: Ad Blockers, Yankees Suck, & Sao Paulo Underground      Cache   Translate Page      
With every internet search come the annoying ads…popping up to obscure your view, streaming sound, or moving around distractingly in the corner. But can the internet survive without them? Today, what a new wave of ad blockers will mean for the future of the internet. Then, for a long time, being a Red Sox fan was to be an outsider, hardcore. That hard living, punk attitude motivated a group of teenagers to produce the most popular, and aggressive, T-shirt in Boston history. We’ll hear the Hollywood-worthy story behind the “Yankees Suck” t-shirt.
          From The Archives: The World Champion Red Sox      Cache   Translate Page      
As Kansas City finds itself in its first World Series since 1985, its easy to think upon our own championship drought, which ended in 2004. It’s been a decade since Boston's boys of summer willed their way out of the American League Championship Series in unlikely fashion and finally put to bed the ghosts of Ruth, Dent, Buckner, Boone (and countless others). On the morning of 27 October, 2004, Red Sox fans opened their eyes – having closed them only a few hours before – with a single thought, “this could actually happen.” Some spoke of their constant belief, others spoke of wary optimism, brutal fatalism; and some had completely washed their hands of the franchise that had let them and their forefathers down so consistently over the decades. On that morning, the morning of Game Four of the World Series, The Exchange looked fate full in the face and winked. Surely talking about “it” in such a public forum would jinx any chance Manny, Pedro and the rest of the boys had of winning. But we
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Hundreds of Boston Red Sox fans gathered in front of the Statehouse earlier today to catch a glimpse of World Series MVP David Ortiz.
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It was 1918 when the Red Sox last did it. And they did it again last night, winning the World Series in front of a hometown crowd, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1. Here in New Hampshire, the reaction was swift and loud, as Sean Hurley reports. Jeff Chapel from Thornton watches the game at his hometown bar, the Woodpecker Pub. It's only the 6th inning, but he's ready for his World Series pilgrimage. As soon as I get done with this popcorn, I'm heading to Boston. But that's my team, it's like I've been back there the two last World Series when they won it so I'm gonna be back there tonight when they win it again, right to Fenway Park. John Scott who works and relaxes at the Lucky Dog in Plymouth says he'd be driving to Fenway tonight too if he didn't have to work so early in the morning. We're all just as freaks as they are in Boston. Why do you have to live in Boston to be an idiot fan? The patrons at the Lucky Dog explode with the Red Sox World Series win. But outside, just a few
          From 'The Boggs' To 'The Buckner:' Nashua Bar Features Boston Athletes - In Sandwich Form      Cache   Translate Page      
With the team one win away from a World Series victory, Red Sox fever has officially gripped the Granite State. At a sports bar in Nashua, passionate fans not only get to root on their team – they also get to eat sandwiches named after Sox players past and present. The Nashua Garden features sandwiches named after a slew of legendary Boston athletes. In this audio postcard, we visit the Garden to learn what goes into each creation and talk with fans about their favorite lunchtime staples. The menu: The Esposito: Ham, Mortadella, Capocollo, Salami, Provolone Larry Legend: Honey Turkey, Capocollo, White American Triple Play: Roast Beef, Turkey, Ham, American Purple Panther: Pastrami, Ham, Pepper Jack Hambam Cunningham: Low-Sodium Ham, Swiss The Green Monster: Roast Beef, Cracked Pepper Turkey, Dill Havarti The Buckner: Two Slices Of White Bread, Nothing In The Middle $19.86 Boggs: BBQ Chicken, Cracked Pepper Turkey, Pepper Jack Parcells: Tuna Melt, Chopped Onion, American Petrocelli:
          The Vision Thing and DC's Night Mayor appointment      Cache   Translate Page      
Adams MorganA few weeks ago it was announced that DC was seeking to hire a "Night Mayor."  There was a bunch of breathless media coverage ("Want to deal with D.C.’s after-hours noise? The District is looking for its first ‘night mayor.’," Washington Post).

I considered applying myself, until I remembered that it would be working in the Office of the Mayor, and that it would be unlikely I'd get an interview let alone the job. From the article:
The new director of the District’s inaugural Office of Nightlife and Culture will be in charge of “the after-hours economy” and all that goes along with it — after-hours noise complaints, crime, street cleanup, traffic congestion and, of course, rats.

“This job, man. People are excited about it. Around the country, across the oceans,” said Lindsey Parker, Bowser’s deputy chief of staff. “We’ve received a very diverse group of résumés.”

The concept of having an after-dark government official whose job it is to create order from the chaos of nightlife is not a new one.

Other cities — New York, London, Orlando, even smaller ones like Iowa City — have created such positions. They vary in title (night mayor, night czar, night manager) and responsibilities. Some, like London’s night czar, work only part time.

In the District, it will be a full-time job — with odd hours.
I've been writing about these issues for a long time and have a bunch of insightful points, ranging from

1.  "daypart planning" to include evening and night hours in a planning framework based approach ("Planning programming by daypart, month, season: and Boston Winter Garden, DC's Holiday Market, etc." and "Daypart and age-group planning in mixed use (commercial) districts")

2.  Lighting ("Night-time safety: rethinking lighting in the context of a walking community") and

3.  Restructuring the alcoholic beverage licensing process to take into account land use context--in this case the type and nature of the setting, so that a licensee in a regionally serving nightlife district is treated differently from a location in a neighborhood-embedded commercial district, and rather than force all licenses to be "challenged" build in a certain way of operating from the outset, depending on the nature of the commercial district/setting.

Dayparts as a planning concept for commercial districts
Dayparts as a planning concept for commercial districts.

It's been reported that DC made its hire, Shawn Townsend, formerly of the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration ("D.C. Names Shawn Townsend 'Night Mayor'," Washington City Paper).

2011 11 04 - 5534 - Washington DC - Occupy DCThey hired a regulator.  Not a planner.

I shouldn't be surprised.
          Fraternities, sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule      Cache   Translate Page      
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Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school’s policy.

Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit in Boston’s federal court, while another sorority separately sued the school in Massachusetts state court. Both cases argue that the school’s policy discriminates against students based on their sex and spreads negative stereotypes about students who join all-male or all-female organizations.

          J.C Jackson stepped up big-time in win over Minnesota       Cache   Translate Page      

Heading into the hyped-up matchup between the Pats and Vikings, I bet you wouldn't believe me if I told you that J.C Jackson would be the difference maker in that win. Quite honestly, you wouldn't even be at fault for making that assumption. Jackson has been bouncing around the depth chart of the secondary these past few weeks, but was assigned the role of outside corner this weekend, opposite of Stephon Gilmore.

The change came this week, with Jason McCourty taking over the slot position, usually held by Jonathan Jones and have Jackson take over on the outside. As you would expect, Kirk Cousins went after the undrafted rookie almost right away. Jackson played 54 of the 61 possible snaps and was targeted 7 times, in which he allowed 4 receptions for 23 yards and tipped the ball in the endzone which allowed Duron Harmon to collect the interception.

"He kept trying me," Jackson said of Kirk Cousins. "I made him respect me. He kept trying me. I like that though. That just gives me an opportunity to make a play so I love it. I love when quarterbacks try to throw my way."

The defense was able to hold the Vikings offense to only 10 points, which allowed the Patriots to play the game on their terms and continue to be dominant when playing at home.

As long as the Patriots continue to improve in the way in which they have, they really have a good shot in winning out in the regular season and making a good push for their playoff standings.

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          Ring Envy - What Vikings Fans Said - 12/2      Cache   Translate Page      

I don't know how to feel about Vikings fans. They're waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too nice for their own good. It's weird and it makes me feel uneasy. I had no idea there was a group of people outside of Massachusetts that actually respect the Patriots this much. I'm not sure I like this. I want blood and hatred every week, not some mamby pamby bullshit. They even have the audacity to not talk about the game while it's going on, so I had to resort to pre and post-game threads. I'm glad I don't have to worry about them for another four years. 


Don't mean to be a downer, but I see no way we win this game. We are a good team but not playing at the level of the Saints, Cheifs, Rams, or Pats.

I worry about Patterson biting us in the butt.

If the defense can stand up the offense can do enough to win.

Sure, the Pats will be favored. They're at home. They have 8 wins. They have Belichek and Brady. They're the Patriots of lore. I say "screw 'em". Vikings can win the game, even comfortably win it, if they show up prepared, with some fire and urgency, and execute. The Patriots will be prepared. They'll execute. But if both teams execute well, the Vikings will win.

If the Patriots win, it's probably going to be because the Vikings shot themselves in the foot again and committed too many key mistakes, or had another slow start. If the Vikings show up ready to play and execute, they will win.

The whole brady talk is hilarious. Dude is still top 3 easily and more than capable of shredding up our defence. No Brady has not fallen off, brees had a down year last year so i guess he was done then to? Talk to any pats fan and they will tell you they're running the ball better than they have in years. White and michell are a great 1 2 and make bradys job easier. These guys hung in with the chiefs and beat them, they controlled chicago all game. We need zero turn overs and a few lucky bounces to win this game.

I hope we risk blitzing early and often-even if Brady burns us on it a time or two. Want him to feel as uncomfortable as possible...and if he's under pressure consistently, I could see him becoming skiddish and throwing some balls away.

I'm interested to watch this game. The NE defense isn't the most physically talented that we'll face, but it is the best coached.

Forecasted heavy rain in Foxborough on sunday. How are Tom's tiny hands going to be able to hold onto the ball? Check the ball pressure Zim!!

I do worry some about Cordarrelle Patterson. Belichick and McDaniels have found innovative ways to use him. He could be an X-factor for you guys. He's the guy on your roster who can take any play to the house. But I guarantee you, Zimmer knows this. He's talked about it all week.

I look for a close game. As to who wins, I have no idea. It's a crapshoot with this Vikings team, especially on the road. But if the Vikes play turnover-free football, I think we win. Laugh if you want.

Poop. Diggs' knee swelled yesterday evening, so he's a game time decision after indications all week pointed to his being able to play. I fear that even if he does play, he'll be tentative / less effective and man do we need him today. I wish Treadwell weren't such a putz. (Note to self: 2019 draft, I'd like one of the Longhorns WRs--tall and sure handed).

Fox pre-game had a great Patriots-focused segment that included an interview with Belichek. Some of the talking heads thought it would come down to the trenches and specifically who pressures the opposing QB better. I couldn't agree more. The key for us is to hit Brady, early, often, and hard.

I just wanna die as a Super Bowl Champion Viking Fan!!


I don't understand how anyone can sit there and honestly say that they are ok with Mike Zimmer as the coach anymore. Do not give me the "we played in New England and the refs sucked" #### either. They again came out flat. They just saw the other three teams in the division lose, and are playing against arguably the most successful dynasty in the history of the NFL, and you can't get your players to come out with fire? You can't get your coaching staff to come up with a better game plan than what they did today.

Thielen might want not to be peacocking on the sideline after an easy 5 yard TD catch and then jawing at the greatest GM and Coach in sports history after a ridiculously bad spot call on a clear stone job on 4th down.

I just don't know what to think. I know most of us thought we had a SB team brewing before the season started. I sure did. That's pretty much over with. You're right, the team as a whole doesn't have any fire to them. Not digging Coach Flip much but as far as Zimmer goes, it wasn't until today that I actually wondered if we have the right guy. Terribly disappointing season.

That was an embarrassment. We once again got beat be a 'winning' team. Zimmer was out coached, the entire team was out coached. I think the blame falls on Zimmer, Flip, Pfeiffer, and Rick. We pay a QB a billion dollars and dont give him at least an average Oline? Our D isnt that good, certainly no good enough to give us wins against good teams. What an entirely waste of a season. Im so pissed I think I will just leave it at this for the moment.

What this game shows is the standard between a team and its’ dynasty for more than a decade and a team (with elite potential) that still tries to find its own identity.

Is Zimmer a big drinker? He always has that red nose and face look of drunks.

I don't know if I will live long enough to see the Vikings organization put together a Team and Staff anywhere near the Patriot's level.

This Vikings team seemed to have peeked already. It may not ever get better then the NFC championship game last year.

Classic Vikings of 2018 - show little fire, fall behind early, need late-game heroics to try to get back into it. Attitude and preparation all seem to be lacking in this year's team.

Tough to walk into the Boston Mafia fairgrounds and win a game.

Barr is worthless.

Yeah the Vikes lost. It's going to happen. How many people here penciled this game as a win at the beginning of the season?

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          Patriots extend consecutive winning seasons record by beating Vikings      Cache   Translate Page      
Nancy Lane | Boston Herald

The New England Patriots have had a long run of success that spans almost two decades now.

Consistency is key, in the fact that the team has 18 straight seasons with a .500 record or better. The NFL record for most consecutive .500 seasons is 21, set by the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 through 1985.

With a 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, the team was able to secure that 18th straight winning season. It was all the way back in 2000 during Bill Belichick’s first year as a head coach, that the Patriots were held under .500 with a record of 5-11.

It’s hard to have that kind of stability and success for so long, but since that 2000 season, New England is on a very impressive run that we all are sure to remember.

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          EUSA Pharma Appoints Jeffrey S. Hackman as President US Operations      Cache   Translate Page      

BOSTON and HEMEL HEMPSTED, England, December 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- - EUSA to Open New US Headquarters in Boston, MA - - Significant US Expansion to Complete EUSA's Transatlantic Commercial Platform - EUSA Pharma (EUSA), a global biopharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and...

          12/4/2018: SPORTS: TV LISTINGS      Cache   Translate Page      
National Hockey League TSN3: Winnipeg at New York Islanders, 6 p.m. Sportsnet West: Calgary at Columbus, 6 p.m. Sportsnet One: Boston at Florida, 6 p.m. Sportsnet West/sportsnet One: Washington at Vegas, 9 p.m. National Basketball Association TSN1:...
          Assistant Project Manager - High Profile Academic Projects      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Dublin Airport – Connecting Northern Ireland to the World this Winter      Cache   Translate Page      
Whether you are looking for a European city break such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid or Rome or a weekend’s shopping in New York, Boston or Chicago, a winter sun destination such as Dubai or a trip further afield to Hong Kong, Beijing, the rest of Asia or to discover the west coast of the USA, […]
          Černé díry v červených číslech 4 – vysokorychlostní trať v Kalifornii      Cache   Translate Page      
MARIAN KECHLIBAR . Rychlá železnice na západě USA se začala stavět teprve nedávno. Projekt už ale značně překročil původní časové i finanční odhady.   Osobní vlaky nejsou v USA ani zdaleka tak běžným druhem dopravy, jako v Evropě, Číně či Japonsku. Železnice se používá hlavně k přepravě nákladů. Nejdůležitější osobní trať Ameriky, Severovýchodní koridor mezi Bostonem a […]
          HOUSTON MAP (Fine Art Print) City Street Map Art by Jazzberry Blue by JazzberryBlue      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Weekly Jobs Roundup!      Cache   Translate Page      
Greetings readers! Here is the national jobs roundup for the week of December 3rd: Northeast Facilitator [Tsongas Industrial History Center/ UMass Lowell- Lowell, MA] Manager of Youth and Family Programs [Greenwich Historical Society- Cos Cob, CT] Vice President of Experience [EcoTarium- Worcester, MA] Supervisory Museum Curator [JFK Library and Museum- Boston, MA] Collections and Exhibition […]
          These are the 10 best places to work in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

The workers have weighed in, and the best companies to work for run the gamut of industries—including tech, food, travel, and apparel, according to Glassdoor’s extensive annual survey. Among the large corporations highly rated by their employees, Bain & Company, Zoom Video Communications, and In-N-out Burger cinched the top three spots with close to perfect ratings.

  1. Bain & Company (4.6 rating)
  2. Zoom Video Communications (4.5)
  3. In-N-Out Burger (4.5)
  4. Procore Technologies (4.5)
  5. Boston Consulting Group (4.5)
  6. LinkedIn (4.5)
  7. Facebook (4.5)
  8. Google (4.4)
  9. Lululemon (4.4)
  10. Southwest Airlines (4.4)

Facebook, which was No. 1 last year, dropped to No. 7 for 2019, going from a 4.6 rating to a 4.5 rating among U.S.-based employees. This marks Bain’s fourth appearance in the No. 1 spot since 2008. Google and Apple were the only other companies that have made the list each year since its inception.

Glassdoor’s ranking algorithm takes into account a number of attributes from tens of thousands of employee reviews, including the company’s overall rating, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, work-life balance, the likelihood it would be recommended to a friend, and a six-month business outlook.

Culture is very important to employees, as evidenced by the number of comments related to the work environment at the best companies. “Bain fosters a really supportive and fun work environment,” according to one associate there. An account executive at Zoom reported, “Fantastic company culture of ‘Happiness.’ You feel it every day and you can’t wait to come to work because you feel “cared for.”

Opportunities for advancement also got mentioned by workers. An In-N-Out database administrator said, “They offer great training and have a great support structure,” while a software engineer at Procore reported opportunities for career growth. “Procore is all about making you better and letting you follow your interests.”

          Tony Robbins-backed fitness app Freeletics raises $45 million      Cache   Translate Page      

Tony Robbins is hoping to motivate people beyond self-help. On Tuesday, it was announced that the motivational speaker joined several high-profile investors in a Series A funding round for digital fitness company Freeletics.

The company closed a $45 million round led by FitLab, Causeway Media Partners, and JAZZ Venture Partners, with participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures,, and Tony Robbins. The investors are affiliated with several professional sports franchises, including the San Francisco 49ers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

[Photo: courtesy of Freeletics]
Launched in 2013, Freeletics is a customizable fitness training app that requires no equipment. It has over 900 programs that span four categories: Bodyweight, Gym, Nutrition, and Running. The app’s AI algorithm adapts to user feedback, crafting new workouts that better fit one’s goals and strengths.

“I’m a fan of Freeletics and the company’s unique AI algorithm that provides accessible and convenient training to its users,” said Robbins in a statement. “I am excited to be involved in this next chapter for the company as they continue to expand globally.”

Freeletics currently boasts more than 31 million users in in over 160 countries, and its flagship app is Europe’s No. 1 fitness and personal coaching app. The company reports it has experienced 120% record growth in core markets, including the U.S., over the last six months.

“This new round will enable us to once again intensify our strategy for global growth,” said Freeletics CEO Daniel Sobhani in a press statement. “This round of funding will also support our ongoing commitment to continue delivering a best-in-class digital fitness proposition that’s both effective and easy to use in any place and at any time.”

The global fitness app market, which includes everything from FitBit to ClassPass, is expected to grow even bigger as more and more consumers look for time-saving, at-home alternatives to the gym. A recent Technavio industry report predicted the market will grow more than 29% over the next three years.

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          Ákærur í Bandaríkjunum vegna Panama-skjala      Cache   Translate Page      
Bandaríkjastjórn ákærði í dag fjóra menn fyrir peningaþvætti og skattaundanskot í gegnu aflandsfyrirtæki í Panama. Þetta eru fyrstu málin sem fara fyrir dómstóla í Bandaríkjunum í tengslum við Panamaskjölin svonefndu. Fjórmenningarnir voru allir í viðskiptum við lögfræðistofuna Mossack Fonseca. Hún aðstoðaði þúsundir viðskiptavina um allan heim við að koma fjármunum á aflandsreikninga, til dæmis til þess að forðast að greiða af þeim skatta í heimalandinu. Einn hinna ákærðu er Ramses Owens, fimmtugur lögmaður sem vann fyrir Mossack Fonseca. Dirk Brauer stjórnandi fjárfestingadeildar Mossfon Asset Management, fyrirtæki nátengdu Mossack Fonseca, var einnig ákærður. Þeir tveir eru sakaðir um að hafa markaðssett, búið til og stýrt skúffufyrirtækjum fyrir hönd viðskiptavina sem vildu hylja eignir frá bandarískum skattayfirvöldum. Richard Gaffey og Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz eru sakaðir um að hafa komið Bandaríkjamönnum í samband við Mossack Fonseca og aðstoðað þá við að stofna reikninga hjá lögmannsstofunni. AFP fréttastofan hefur eftir skrifstofu saksóknara að Brauer hafi verið handtekinn í París 15. nóvember, Van Der Goltz í Lundúnum í gær og Gaffey í Boston í dag. Owens hfeur ekki fundist enn. Bandaríski lögmaðurinn Geoffrey Berman segir í samtali við AFP að sakborningarnir virðist hafa lagt mikið á sig til þess að komast framhjá bandarískum skattalögum. Allt til þess að viðhalda auði sínum og skjólstæðinga sinna. Nú sé alþjóðlegri skattsvikastefnu þeirra lokið og þeirra bíði löng fangavist. Upp komst um starfsemi Mossack Fonseca árið 2016 þegar milljónum skjala var lekið til alþjóðarannsóknarblaðamannafélagsins ICIJ. Félagið vann með fjölmiðlum um allan heim við að vinna úr skjölunum þar sem nöfn ýmissa áhrifamanna komu fram. Meðal þeirra var Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, þáverandi forsætisráðherra, en hann hrökklaðist úr embætti eftir að upp komst um aflandsfyrirtækið Wintris sem var í eigu hans og eiginkonu hans. Nafn Bjarna Benediktssonar fjármálaráðherra kom einnig fyrir í skjölunum sem og fjölda annarra íslenskra stjórnmála- og viðskiptamanna. Þá voru nöfn tengd þjóðarleiðtogum á borð við Vladimír Pútín Rússlandsforseta og Xi Jinping forseta Kína að finna í skjölunum auk margra fleiri.  Þýska lögreglan gerði húsleit á skrifstofum Deutsche Bank í Frankfurt í síðustu viku vegna ætlaðs peningaþvættis og skattaundanskota sem einnig tengjast Panamaskjölunum.
          MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update      Cache   Translate Page      
MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding drivers to follow the new pavement markings and traffic configuration that is currently in place on approximately 800 feet of Storrow Drive westbound between Leverett and Charles Circle in Boston. Last week, MassDOT installed new pavement markings   ...Continue Reading MassDOT: Boston – Storrow Drive Westbound Update
          Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th
MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing to discuss proposed Morton Street intersection improvements in Boston as follows: Wednesday, December 19, 7:00pm, Mattapan Library Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue The proposed intersection improvements are located at the following three intersections: Morton Street at Harvard Street;   ...Continue Reading Boston: Morton Street Public Meeting December 19th
          Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves      Cache   Translate Page      

During the impending robopocalypse, humanity will have to ward off freakishly agile androids, robotic dogs, whatever the hell this is, and, as new research from MIT suggests, quasi-autonomous, mobile robot-plant hybrids.


          ‘It’s My Life’: 92-Year-Old Waltham Woman Seeks Lost Ring      Cache   Translate Page      
A 92-year-old Waltham woman is upset she lost her special ring.
          Luongo Gets 77th Shutout As Panthers Blank Bruins 5-0      Cache   Translate Page      
The Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday night.
          Stickers With Anti-Gay Messages Found In Attleboro      Cache   Translate Page      
Stickers with disturbing messages of hate have been plastered across Attleboro.
          Former State Sen. Brian Joyce Died From An Overdose      Cache   Translate Page      
The Massachusetts chief medical examiner's office says former state Sen. Brian Joyce died from an overdose of a medication commonly used to treat insomnia.
          Fire Breaks Out Near Christmas Tree In Raynham Home      Cache   Translate Page      
An outlet powering up Christmas tree lights at a home in Raynham sparked an overnight fire.
          MassDOT Addresses Confusion, Gridlock After Storrow Drive Lane Change      Cache   Translate Page      
Drivers say the new lane change is only making traffic worse.
          Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Perform ‘Lightning’ With Tomo Fujita: Pro-Shot Video      Cache   Translate Page      
Berklee School Of Music professor Tomo Fujita jammed with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on a 20+ minute "Lightning" as part of the band's Saturday night show at Paradise Rock Club in Boston.
          Barkov namutteli yöllä Floridan murskajaisissa      Cache   Translate Page      
Aleksander Barkovin Florida murskasi Bostonin ottaen kotijäillä 5–0-voiton jääkiekon NHL-kierroksella. Floridan kapteeni Barkov saalisti ottelussa kolme syöttöpistettä. Panthers antoi Bruinsille kyytiä olan takaa toisessa erässä, jonka se vei maalein 4–0. Panthersin vahti Roberto Luongo piti nollan oltuaan viisi peliä sivussa polvivamman takia. Patrik Laineen Winnipeg puolestaan kaatoi New York Islandersin vieraissa 3–1. Viime kuussa maalitykkinä […]
          Wednesday’s Child: 4-Year-Old Aaliyah      Cache   Translate Page      
Aaliyah really likes music and dancing. She also likes playing outside and watching Sesame Street.
          Czarface – “Iron Claw” (Feat. Ghostface)      Cache   Translate Page      
Czarface, the group that matches Boston underground rap duo 7L & Esoteric with Wu-Tang veteran Inspectah Deck, released Czarface Meets Metal Face, a full-length collab with kindred spirit MF Doom, back in March. Next year they'll be back with another full-album team-up, this time with Deck's Wu-Tang associate Ghostface Killah.
          72-61 win over Delaware maintains home winning streak for women’s basketball      Cache   Translate Page      
A 72-61 win over the University of Delaware kept the Boston University women’s basketball team undefeated at Case Gym.
          Best and Worst Banjos You Played/Owned/Still Own?      Cache   Translate Page      

So I thought it would be fun to see which banjos in our lifetimes have been the absolute best and the absolute worst, plus those which "spoke" to us as no other banjo did. 

The worst banjo I owned or played was my first, which, at the time that I bought it, I thought was THE best beginner banjo. This was the bottlecap Oscar Schmidt OB-5. I got it largely in part because of a girl I knew who played the banjo, namely Randyl McKinney from Moundridge KS. I also owe a great deal of credit to her as the main inspiration behind my wanting to and eventually becoming a halfway decent sounding banjo player.

Anyway, this Oscar Schmidt OB-5 was such a lousy instrument that I wonder how I ever got anywhere with it. The hooks were junk. Start tightening the nuts, and the hook starts straightening out immediately following. I was not sorry to let it go.


Second worst was another bottlecap, a Melody plus openback which I fashioned flange pieces (similar to the Deering Boston) for, and put a resonator on it. I gave it away to a friend of mine. After this, the banjos I got/owned improved in quality as I learned more about what to look for and to avoid in otherwise "great" bargains.


Fourth best was the 1980 Deering Intermediate which I sold earlier this year. This was my first real glimpse at good old USA quality from the Deering Banjo Company. I got this banjo off eBay, from a lady in Agra, OK, and I souped it up with Keith tuners from Derek Easter, and a Shubb sliding capo, and even put a customized RK rim in it (I have no idea if the RK rim is still in it.)

 The funny thing is that the BHO member which I sold it to, had said that he "kinda wanted one too" in the thread which I posted prior to becoming the (previous to him) owner, on Sept 23, 2015. I was surprised and pleased to sell it to him. I am sure he is enjoying it as much as I did. 

Third best was the Deering Maple Blossom Prototype which I bought last year, and which is currently in Greeley, CO. This was a custom banjo (one of five) which was built by Landon Unruh from stock Deering/Gibson parts, at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield KS, several years ago. I purchased a Tenn. 20 ring for it from Mike Mason and that ring sure improved the banjo. I also put an RK resonator on it and a set of Peters D-tuners (from BHO member Klegra.)

Second best is my 1966 Gibson Epiphone, which I have (and still am) scoured the web for any historical information on. This banjo has a lot of interesting, and, at times, confusing history behind it. It had several owners from Michigan and Mass., and changed parts (even the pot assembly was swapped a couple times, and I have no idea or inkling where the original assembly is or was, or why it was taken out (!)) over the years prior to my owning it for over a year now (Nov. 30, 2017 was when it arrived.) The UPS driver almost drove away with it; I had to ask him if there was anything for "Luke Myers" in the truck! Thankfully, he found the box (covered with a fine layer of dust from bumping around) and I got the banjo! It was like I was opening a time capsule when I opened the case, and I felt as if I was looking back to a whole different time, as the banjo had been unplayed for a while. All the metal parts were tarnished, but I got them looking good in short order.

The Epiphone is currently equipped with gold-plated Keith tuners and spikes on the 7th-10th frets.

 See thread "The History Page for Kalamazoo Epiphone, Serial #427538" for more info on this banjo. 

And finally, the first best is a banjo which I just finished, a Sigma Martin SB-800/Epiphone MB-500/Deering Goodtime hybrid Masterclone. This banjo was originally (and with its original parts) owned by an individual who went to the 25th and 27th Walnut Valley Festivals, in September of 1996 and 1998. I found this banjo (in its unaltered, original condition) at a local pawnshop and was able to trade one of my banjos for it.

As of right now, it has the Sigma Hearts and Flowers neck (and resonator) on a customized birch/maple multi-ply Deering Goodtime pot (cut just last Friday for a OPF and tone ring) which has the JLS #12 ring installed, and a Purcell 5/8 Gym Floor bridge, plus spikes and normal (not gold-plated) Keith tuners from Tim Davis. The only Chinese parts (!) are the flange, nuts, hooks and tension hoop and tailpiece from the MB-500.

This banjo is better than any I have owned before, and it sure has a great sound. This banjo has been dedicated as a tribute to the great work which Arthur Hatfield has done for many happy Hatfield banjo owners.


As to the best banjo I do not own but have played, that would have to be the Deering Golden Era. It is one nice banjo.

For those who may be wondering why I don't know as much about Gibsons as some, the reason is that my location has never been a hotbed of Gibson flathead owners, not to mention prewar Gibson owners. The only Gibson I have ever played is my 1966 Epiphone, and the only Masterclones/Mastertones I have owned are the Maple Blossom Prototype, the Deering "Golden Classic Copy" which I traded for the 66 Epiphone (the best trade I ever made), the banjo which came along with my Epiphone (this banjo was a Gibson parts banjo with a black thin rim which did NOT belong to the Epi as originally thought), a Gold Star GF-85 which I owned very, very briefly, the 1966 Epiphone, a custom Gibson prewar conversion (using a prewar plectrum pot) and my current custom Masterclone.

I have owned, in no particular order:

Two non-functioning homemade banjos (either burned or parts missing), Oscar Schmidt OB5 (bottlecap), Melody Plus Openback (bottlecap), Fender FB-54, 1980 Deering Intermediate, Hondo Masterclone (not a very good clone!), Iida 231 TPF banjo, prewar Gibson plectrum, Prewar Gibson plectrum conversion, Deering Maple Blossom Prototype, Gold Star GF-85, Recording King RK-20, Japanese Epiphone EB-99, Johnson starter banjo, Epiphone MB-250, Contessa banjo, Custom Deering Boston banjo, Deering Golden Classic Copy, Epiphone MB-500, Sigma SB-800, older Deering Goodtime (the MB-500, SB-800, and Deering Goodtime are all part of my newest custom banjo), and a Gibson parts banjo. 23 banjos in all. 

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          Η παγκόσμια κυριαρχία του αμερικανικού στόλου μέσα στη δεκαετία του 2020 θα υπερφαλαγγιστεί από τον κινεζικό       Cache   Translate Page      
Το τέλος της αμερικανικής ναυτικής κυριαρχίας στην Ασία η παγκόσμια κυριαρχία του αμερικανικού στόλου κάποια στιγμή στα μέσα ή στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 2020 θα υπερφαλαγγιστεί από τον κινεζικό στόλο.

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Ορισμένα από τα πιο σημαντικά thinks tanks των ΗΠΑ αλλά και το αμερικανικό Πεντάγωνο έχουν υποτιμήσει πιθανώς τον αριθμό των κινεζικών πυρηνικών υποβρυχίων που βρίσκονται υπό κατασκευή, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση.

Οι δορυφορικές απεικονίσεις των ναυπηγείων Bohai και του ναυτικού σταθμού Longpo που πραγματοποίησε το Planet Labs δείχνουν ότι «η Κίνα δεν έχει ακόμα ένα αξιόπιστο αποτρεπτικό μέσο στη θάλασσα», δήλωσε η Catherine Dill ερευνήτρια του James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies στο Ινστιτούτο Διεθνών Μελετών του Middlebury.

Δύο από τα τέσσερα υποβρύχια της κατηγορίας Jin της Κίνας «φαίνεται ότι δεν λειτουργούν και υφίστανται συντήρηση ή επισκευές στο ναυπηγείο Bohai, υποδεικνύοντας ότι η αξιοπιστία εξακολουθεί να είναι υπό αμφισβήτηση».

Αυτό έρχεται σε αντίθεση με την στρατιωτική έκθεση του 2018 του Υπουργείου Άμυνας της Κίνας και την έκθεση του Κέντρου για τις Στρατηγικές και Διεθνείς Σπουδές (CSIS), η οποία είχε δηλώσει ότι η Κίνα είχε τέσσερα λειτουργικά υποβρύχια τύπου Jin-class.

Η έκθεση ανέφερε ότι υπάρχει ένα επιπλέον υποβρύχιο που βρίσκεται υπό κατασκευή που έχασε το Πεντάγωνο.

Ο Jeffrey Lewis, του Dill, ανακάλυψε ότι η Κίνα είχε ένα ακόμα πυρηνικό υποβρύχιο το οποίο βρίσκεται υπό κατασκευή.

Παρατήρησε συνολικά πέντε υποβρύχια τα οποία βρίσκονται στο στάδιο της παραγωγής, τρία στο Longpo και δύο στο ναυπηγείο Bohai, υποδεικνύοντας ότι οι προσπάθειες εκσυγχρονισμού της Κίνας είναι μπροστά από το χρονοδιάγραμμα για να επιτευχθεί ο στόχος των οκτώ υποβρυχίων.

«Η Κίνα συνεχίζει να εκσυγχρονίζει το πρόγραμμα πυρηνικών όπλων, σε γενικές γραμμές», δήλωσε ο Dill.

«Δίνει μεγάλη έμφαση στο πρόγραμμα SSBN, διότι όλα τα παραδοτέα πυρηνικά όπλα βρίσκονται σε επίγεια συστήματα.

Η επέκταση αυτών των SSBN δίνει στην Κίνα πιο ευελιξία και αξιοπιστία».


Συγκριτικά, ο στόλος πυρηνικών υποβρυχίων των ΗΠΑ διαθέτει 14 υποβρύχια τύπου «Ohio-class», τα οποία είναι συγκρίσιμοι σε μέγεθος με τα κινεζικά τύπου «Jin-class» και τα ρωσικά τύπου «Borey-class».

Ο επικεφαλής της γεωπολιτικής σχολής του Boston College Robert Ross, ένας εμπειρογνώμονας για την πολιτική άμυνας και ασφάλειας της Κίνας, δημοσίευσε μια νέα έκθεση με τίτλο «Το τέλος της αμερικανικής ναυτικής κυριαρχίας στην Ασία», στην οποία προειδοποιεί ότι με τον τρέχοντα ρυθμό εκσυγχρονισμού από την Κίνα, η παγκόσμια κυριαρχία του αμερικανικού στόλου κάποια στιγμή στα μέσα ή στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 2020 θα υπερφαλαγγιστεί από τον κινεζικό στόλο.

«Η ταχεία άνοδος του κινεζικού ναυτικού προκαλεί την αμερικανική κυριαρχία στις θάλασσες της Ανατολικής Ασίας», γράφει ο Ross.

«Οι ΗΠΑ, ωστόσο, δεν μπόρεσαν να χρηματοδοτήσουν ένα ισχυρό σχέδιο ναυπηγικής που θα μπορούσε να διατηρήσει την περιφερειακή τάξη ασφαλείας και να ανταγωνιστεί αποτελεσματικά τη ναυτική οικοδόμηση της Κίνας».

«Η προκύπτουσα μεταστροφή της ισορροπίας εξουσίας έχει οδηγήσει σε θεμελιώδεις αλλαγές στις αμερικανικές εξαγορές και στην αμυντική στρατηγική.

Παρόλα αυτά, οι ΗΠΑ δεν έχουν ακόμη επιτύχει την μειωμένη επιρροή της στην Ανατολική Ασία».

Ο Ross παρέχει τεκμηρίωση που δείχνει ότι η Κίνα βρίσκεται σε καλό δρόμο για την ανάπτυξη ναυτικού στόλου που θα μπορούσε να ανταγωνιστεί τις ΗΠΑ, αλλά όλο και πιο σύγχρονο.

Κάπου περίπου το 2038, περίπου δύο δεκαετίες από τώρα, η Κίνα θα ξεπεράσει τις ΗΠΑ στις στρατιωτικές δαπάνες και θα γίνει η κυρίαρχη υπερδύναμη του κόσμου όχι μόνο στον πληθυσμό και την οικονομική ανάπτυξη - η Κίνα πρόκειται να ξεπεράσει την αμερικανική οικονομία το αργότερο το 2032 - δύναμη και παγκόσμια επιρροή.

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There has been a lot of great reporting on PTSD over the years. Veterans coming forward, sharing their stories, pieces of their lives to help other veterans falling apart. There has been great reporters taking the time to listen and get it all down so that the stories can be shared with the world.

This is one of them. It was reported back in 2006 and the Boston Globe still has the links working. If you want to know how change the outcome, learn what contributed to all the suffering in the first place. Then help them heal!

The war after the war

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By Thomas Farragher, Globe Staff
October 29, 2006

The squad mates paused for a snapshot before their patrol on the night of the roadside bomb attack in Baghdad. From left to right: Jeremy Regnier, Dustin Jolly, and Andy Wilson.

They were an Army of Three — fun-loving, young, courageous, afraid. And when the bomb went off outside Baghdad, killing New Hampshire's Jeremy Regnier, the survivors of the squad found their lives upended. What they suffer has a name — post-traumatic stress — but a label can't describe it. This is a story of a death and its descendants.

It was circled on his calendar, a day he'd looked forward to for months. But as Andy Wilson stood on the wind-swept airfield and the chartered plane glided out of a leaden Texas sky, he was anything but upbeat.

An unsettling cocktail of emotions swirled inside. The balloons and marching bands, the confetti and welcome-home banners were not for him, though they could have been. Should have been.

As a noncommissioned officer, Wilson had sworn to stick by the men he led in combat, no matter what. And to bring them all home.

But after that night in Baghdad when the bomb went off and his friend and comrade slumped against his shoulder, Wilson's war was over.

He left Iraq on leave in late 2004, his mind and spirit broken, and never returned. Doctor's orders. "It gnaws at me," he said.

Three months later, as the troops he served with stepped off the plane at Fort Hood after a year at war, the emotional torque of it all bore down on him again.

The grapevine had carried the whispers from the war zone: Wilson's lost it. Wilson's a coward. And when some of the returning officers refused his outstretched hand or grabbed it limply with looks of disappointment or disdain, he knew who the whisperers were.

But for now, it didn't matter.

As the troops lined up to return their weapons, their gas masks and the other gadgetry of warfare, Wilson searched the crowd for a single face.

Dustin Jolly was the only other soldier who really knew what happened that night in October 2004 when Jeremy Regnier, the cocksure gunner from Littleton, N.H., died.

Like Wilson, Jolly had felt the blast and seen the unspeakable injury -- and knew how easily that memory reel could unspool.

But unlike Wilson, who sought help and went home, he had bottled up his demons and gone back out on patrol.

And so as Jolly -- near the front of the line -- stepped into view, the reunion sequence was anything but certain. Wilson held his breath.

"I saw him," Wilson said, "and once he gave me that dumb-ass Jolly look, I knew he was OK."

The men hugged and smiled and shook hands. They made promises to drink beer and catch up.

"It made me feel good," Wilson said. "It made me feel proud. It made me still feel loved, I guess."

In the months to come, what the two men shared, the darkness and the love, would come to mean everything.

The war after the war had begun.
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It is a condition with an off-putting, antiseptic name -- post-traumatic stress disorder. It is as old as warfare and as new as yesterday's casualty list. Yet, remarkably little is known of why it afflicts some and exempts others, why its symptoms can be so insidious and so adamant. 
Wilson only knew what he felt -- possessed, immobilized, ashamed. He had left Iraq early, and he believed his superiors now considered him damaged goods. The soldier who ran when others stayed. The commander who swapped places with Regnier minutes before the bomb tore him apart.

"I take nothing away from anybody who has lost limbs -- nothing at all because they deserve more than just a Purple Heart," Wilson would later explain. "Maybe they should come up with something for us crazy guys. I don't know. But we have wounds that we're going to carry with us for the rest of our lives. I sit alone in my house sometimes and I cry like a big baby because of what happened."
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          Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany: “A Famous American Family” Made its Fortune from the Nazis      Cache   Translate Page      
Image: George W. Bush’s Grandfather, Senator Prescott Bush
This article was first published on GR in March 2016.
“A  famous American family” made its fortune from the Nazis, according to John Loftus’ documented historical analysis.    
The Bush family links to Nazi Germany’s war economy were first brought to light at the Nuremberg trials in the testimony of Nazi Germany’s steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. Thyssen was a partner of George W. Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush: 
From 1945 until 1949 in Nuremberg, one of the lengthiest and, it now appears, most futile interrogations of a Nazi war crimes suspect began in the American Zone of Occupied Germany.
Multibillionaire steel magnate Fritz Thyssen-the man whose steel combine was the cold heart of the Nazi war machine-talked and talked and talked to a joint US-UK interrogation team.
… What the Allied investigators never understood was that they were not asking Thyssen the right question. Thyssen did not need any foreign bank accounts because his family secretly owned an entire chain of banks.
He did not have to transfer his Nazi assets at the end of World War II, all he had to do was transfer the ownership documents – stocks, bonds, deeds and trusts–from his bank in Berlin through his bank in Holland to his American friends in New York City: Prescott Bush and Herbert Walker [father in law of Prescott Bush]. Thyssen’s partners in crime were the father and [grandfather] of a future President of the United States [George Herbert Walker Bush]. (John Loftus, How the Bush family made its fortune from the Nazis: The Dutch Connection, Global Research, February 2002, edit by GR)
The American public is not aware of the links of the Bush family to Nazi Germany because the historical record has been carefully withheld by the mainstream media.
In September 2004, however, The Guardian revealed that:
George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator’s action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. ( Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell, How the Bush’s Grandfather Helped Hitlers Rise to Power,   Guardian, September 25, 2004)

The more fundamental question is not whether Prescott Bush helped Adolph Hitler (image below). From a historical perspective, what is important is how the rise to power of Adolph Hitler was supportive of  US business interests in Germany.
US  Presidential Elections
The Guardian article was published on September 25, 2004 at the height of the US election campaign which led to the reelection of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney on Tuesday November 2nd 2004.
Deafening silence. The US media provided no coverage of GWB’s family history. Had the American people known that the Bush family had links to Nazi Germany, John Kerry would have won the presidency in 2004 in a landslide.
Similarly, Michael Dukakis would have won the presidency in 1989 against George Herbert Walker Bush. In fact, had this been revealed to the American people in the wake of the Nuremberg trials (1945-1949), Bush Senior would never have entered politics and his father Prescott Bush would never have become Senator.
Is there a pattern?  Do you have to be a wealthy war criminal to accede to high office?
Prescott Bush had links to Nazi Germany, Bush Senior and George W. Bush had links to the Bin Laden Family…
What must be ensured  to “protect American democracy” is that none of these “awkward truths” which reveal the crimes committed by prominent politicians be the object of media coverage. Needless to say, propaganda is essential to uphold the legitimacy of presidential candidates in the eyes of public opinion.
War Crimes. Crimes against Humanity
Nazi war crimes with the complicity of Wall Street and the Bush family?
US war crimes committed by Bush Junior in Iraq (2003), Bush Senior (the Gulf War, 1991), Is there a relationship?
What was the role of the late senator Prescott Bush in his dealings with Nazi Germany:
While the president’s [George W. Bush]  father had dealings with the bin Ladens, his grandfather [Prescott Bush] made a considerable share of the family fortune through his dealings with Nazi Germany. Some have suggested that the Bushes’ assets have their ultimate source, in part, in the exploitation of slave labor at Auschwitz itself.
Loftus argues that this money—a substantial sum at that time—included direct profit from the slave labor of those who died at Auschwitz.
In an interview with journalist Toby Rogers, the former prosecutor said:
“It is bad enough that the Bush family helped raise the money for Thyssen to give Hitler his start in the 1920s, but giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war is treason. The Bush bank helped the Thyssens make the Nazi steel that killed Allied solders. As bad as financing the Nazi war machine may seem, aiding and abetting the Holocaust was worse. Thyssen’s coal mines used Jewish slaves as if they were disposable chemicals. There are six million skeletons in the Thyssen family closet, and a myriad of criminal and historical questions to be answered about the Bush family’s complicity.” (emphasis added)
Prescott Bush was by no means unique, though his financial connections with the Third Reich were perhaps more intimate than most. Henry Ford was an avowed admirer of Hitler, and together GM and Ford played the predominant role in producing the military trucks that carried German troops across Europe. After the war, both auto companies demanded and received reparations for damage to their German plants caused by allied bombing. (Bill Venn, A presidential visit to Auschwitz, The Holocaust and the Bush family fortune,,  5 June 2003)
Evidence of the Bush family’s  links to Nazism was available well before George Herbert Walker Bush (Senior)  and George W. Bush entered politics. According to John Buchanan (New Hampshire Gazette, 10 October 2003):
After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his “enemy national” partners.
The documents also show that Bush and his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, tried to conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler’s rise to power by the subversion of democratic principle and German law. Furthermore, the declassified records demonstrate that Bush and his associates, who included E. Roland Harriman, younger brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman, and George Herbert Walker, President Bush’s maternal great-grandfather, continued their dealings with the German industrial tycoon for nearly a year after the U.S. entered the war.
While Prescott Bush’s “company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, George W. Bush’s grandfather was never prosecuted for his business dealings with  Nazi Germany.
“In 1952, Prescott Bush was elected to the U.S. Senate, with no press accounts about his well-concealed Nazi past. There is no record of any U.S. press coverage of the Bush-Nazi connection during any political campaigns conducted by George Herbert Walker Bush, Jeb Bush, or George W. Bush, with the exception of a brief mention in an unrelated story in the Sarasota Herald Tribune in November 2000 and a brief but inaccurate account in The Boston Globe in 2001.” (John Buchanan, op. cit)
Up until Pearl Harbor (December 1941), Wall Street was trading with the enemy. In the wake of Pearl Harbor, Standard Oil continued to sell oil to Nazi Germany through the intermediation of so-called “neutral countries” including Venezuela and Argentina.
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research March 6, 2016
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          Ronn David McPhatter To Perform SON OF LEGENDS Concert      Cache   Translate Page      

Ronn David McPhatter, the son of two rhythm and blues greats, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ruth Brown and Clyde McPhatter, will perform his new show "The Son of Legends" at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 PM. McPhatter has toured for several years as lead singer of the Drifters, the group that his famous father led back in the 1950's.

He has performed at the White House on three occasions, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and at Boston Symphony Hall, as well as toured throughout the world. He portrayed Tony Williams of the Platters opposite Halle Berry in the film "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," and also appeared in "Shake, Rattle and Rock" with Renee Zellweger, "Permanent Record" with Keanu Reeves, and "The Five Heartbeats" with Robert Townsend. He is also an accomplished songwriter and incorporates his original material into his family's world-renowned repertoire.

Ronn was raised by his mother, but was never told the true identity of his famous father until he was grown. His new solo act pays tribute to both of his parents, uniting the sass and class of Ruth Brown with the sultry voice of Clyde McPhatter.

Ruth Brown was one of the first stars of Atlantic Records, known as "The House That Ruth Built," and her early R&B hits, such as "Teardrops From My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours," "What a Dream," and "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean," helped lead to the birth of rock and roll. Her career had a major resurgence in the 1980's and 90's, when she made her Broadway debut in "Black and Blue," winning the 1989 Tony Award for "Best Actress in a Musical."

That same year, she won a Grammy for "Best Female Jazz Vocalist" for her album "Blues on Broadway," and received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, which she helped organize. She was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and was still performing in 2006, when she passed away at age 78.

Clyde McPhatter achieved fame as lead singer of Billy Ward's Dominoes and the Drifters, before going solo. He was known for his good looks and smooth, emotional voice.

His great hits include "Treasure of Love," "A Lover's Question" and "Honey Love," and his recording of "Money Honey" was voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. He died in 1972 at the young age of 39, but became the first performer to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-posthumously in 1987 as himself and again in 1998 as one of the Drifters. He was also honored with his own U.S. postage stamp in 1993.

The Catalina Jazz Club is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The phone for reservations is 323-466-2210

          Elina De Santos Directs World Premiere Of A MISUNDERSTANDING      Cache   Translate Page      

Understand you? I don't even understand myself. Elina de Santos directs a playful play of ideas that challenges our fundamental understanding of reality. The world premiere of A Misunderstanding by Matt Chait (Disinherit the Wind) opens on Friday, Jan. 4 at The Complex in Hollywood, where performances continue through Feb. 3. Leave all your preconceived notions at the door... this play is sure to turn them inside out.

In today's ever-increasingly partisan world, A Misunderstanding offers a philosophical and humorous exploration of the misunderstandings that arise when people with radically different world views become wary of one another and unable to communicate.

"I'm always interested in the big questions," says de Santos. "What is life? Do we have a soul? Is there intelligent design? Matt Chait's play asks these questions and dramatizes them in a story about a man wanting to be heard who finds much more."

Challenging one another's perceptions in A Misunderstanding are Bertram Cates, a biology professor who has been dismissed from the University of California for sharing his spiritual views with his science students (played by Chait, whose resume includes over 100 plays on and off Broadway, at theaters including American Place Theatre, Cafe LaMama, Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre Company of Boston, National Playwright's Conference, Eugene O'Neil Foundation and more); Joshua Brownstein, head of the University's biology department (Bruce Katzman, whose numerous credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret on Broadway and Way to Heaven at the Odyssey); Brownstein's daughter, Melinda, portrayed by Amy-Helene Carlson (Heavenly Bodies at the Player's Theatre, Bachelorette at BrooklynONE, both in NYC); and graduate student Howard Blair, played by Dennis Renard (Baby Eyes at Playwrights Arena, 12 Angry Men at Laguna Playhouse).

Audiences might recognize the character names from Chait's previous play, Disinherit the Wind - a work that reviewers called "fascinating" (Stage Raw); "gripping" (LA Splash); "intense and compelling" (Los Angeles Post Examiner); "entertaining, moving and thoughtful (The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses); "provocative" (Theatre Notes); and "genuine and profound" (Colorado Boulevard). A Misunderstanding is a spin-off of sorts, presenting a similar situation - a face-off between opposing belief systems - but from a completely different perspective.

According to Chait, "A Misunderstanding is about the essence of reality itself, and about the difficulty people have in understanding one another when the lens through which they view reality differs. Although my head was very much at work in the writing, so was my heart and my sense of humor."

In addition to his playwriting and acting credits, Chait has taught acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at UCLA, and had his own acting studio for over 20 years. In 1990, he purchased what was then the Richmond Shepard Theatre Studios and expanded that into The Complex. He is the recipient of a Charlie Award from the Hollywood Arts Council and proclamations from Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz and Mitch O'Farrell for his contributions to the theater community of Los Angeles.

Elina de Santos is co-artistic director of Rogue Machine Theatre. She has directed world premieres of Hostage by Michelle Kohlos Brooks, Family Riots by Gideon Jeph Wabvuta, In the Valley of the Shadow by Katherine Cortez, Dirty Filthy Love Story by Rob Mersola, Nice Things by Vince Melocchi, Razorback by John Pollono, Church & State by Jason Odell Williams, Yard Sale Signs by Jennie Webb and The Sexual Life of Savages by Ian McDonald; the American premiere of Daytona by Oliver Cotton; West Coast premieres of Smart Love by Brian Letscher (upcoming in 2019 at PRT), Bhutan by Daisy Foote, Falling by Deanna Jent, Nicolas Wright's Vincent in Brixton (Pasadena Playhouse) and New Jerusalem by David Ives; and L.A. premieres of Stop Kiss by Diana Son (co-director, Matthew Elkins), David Mamet's Speed the Plow and Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. A small sampling of other directing credits includes Broken Glass, All My Sons and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Awake & Sing! (in 1994-95 and again in 2015-16 at the Odyssey, as well as at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Pittsburgh Public Theatre) and Rocket to the Moon by Clifford Odets; Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending (LADCC Award for direction), A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Orphans by Lyle Kessler (OC Weekly Award for best production), and Romeo & Juliet: Circus Verona (Deaf West Theatre). Elina is the recipient of the Milton Katselas Award for career achievement in direction from the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle.

The creative team for A Misunderstanding includes set designer Todd Faux, lighting designer Leigh Allen, sound designer Ross Chait, costume designer Michael Mullen, graphic designer Kiff Scholl and casting director Michael Donovan. The production manager is Matthew Herrmann, and the stage manager is Tempest Rockbell. A Misunderstanding is presented by Rubidor Productions.

Performances of A Misunderstanding take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from Jan. 4 through Feb. 3. There will be two preview performances, on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3, both at 8 p.m. Tickets to all performances except opening night (Jan. 4) and previews are $30 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. All tickets on Jan. 4 are $45 and include a post-performance reception with the actors; tickets to previews are $15. The Complex is located at 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038. To purchase tickets, call (323) 960-4418 or go to

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          Allen and Tucker seek to improve slumping teams      Cache   Translate Page      
Fans of parity are in love with the NBA right now. In the Western Conference, 5.5 games separate the top-seeded Denver Nuggets from the 14th-seeded Utah Jazz. In the Eastern Conference, the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks have cooled off, while the Boston Celtics appear to be piecing together a working rotation
          Dr. Raman Samra Joins ARCH Orthodontics Team      Cache   Translate Page      
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Dr. Raman Samra, the newest addition to the clinical team at ARCH Orthodontics, was midway through his dental school studies when his interest in Orthodontics was sparked: One of his patients – upon receiving a full denture prosthesis -- became speechless with joy and gratitude. “That’s when I decided that giving an individual the confidence to smile, laugh and interact with others was what I wanted to do with my life,” he smiles.

Dr. Samra, who earned his Masters of Science in Dentistry, CAGS in Orthodontics, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine, magna cum laude, from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, will primarily see patients at ARCH’s Randolph office at 4 Frank Leary Way, a block from Randolph High School, and at their Brockton office at 348 Pearl Street (Rte. 27).

In making the announcement, Dr. Andrew Chase, who manages ARCH’s nine offices between Hyde Park and Hyannis, said, “Dr. Samra brings a unique combination of technical skills, excellent patient interaction, plus enthusiasm and dedication to our profession, patients and community. He epitomizes our motto, ‘Creating generations of beautiful smiles.’” Dr. Chase’s father, Dr. Robert Chavez, founded ARCH 45 years ago. (Visit

“I believe ARCH chose me because of my commitment to creating great smiles for all ages that can improve a person’s confidence and light up the room,” Dr. Samra says. “It’s exciting to be at the forefront of digital dentistry, clear aligner treatment and other leading-edge technologies.”

Dr. Samra served as an Orthodontic Resident at Boston’s Franciscan Hospital for Children and performed general dentistry at Brockton Community Health Center. In 2015, he joined a 10-day mission to Panama where he provided dental restorations and oral health education for underserved children. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. In his spare time, he enjoys, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and playing and watching basketball.

ARCH Orthodontics is among the first practices in its service area to certify that its offices are 100% gluten-free. Among other leading-edge offerings are: custom-made mouth guards, orthotic devices to relieve sleep apnea and TMJ/neck pain; and a new type of appliance that can speed alignment, often cutting treatment time by 50%. ARCH offers 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) that makes possible a higher level of diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. All patients have this access should their provider want to utilize the technology.

To make an appointment at any of ARCH’s 9 convenient offices, call (781) 209-6776. ARCH offers free initial consultation (a $500 value), and interest-free financing. The practice now operates a Pediatric Dentistry office in Stoughton. Veterans and members of the military and their families receive a courtesy discount. For more info and/or a no-obligation appointment, Contact  / 781-209-6776  / .

          James Blake announces 2019 tour dates      Cache   Translate Page      

Following sold-out European dates on Kendrick Lamar’s The DAMN. Tour earlier this year, multiple Grammy award-nominee and Mercury Prize winner James Blake announces his return to the U.S. with headlining North American dates. The tour will kick off in Atlanta on February 18, making stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada including Boston, [...]

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Sitting in a Boston courtroom in a dark, pinstriped suit, the former top sales executive at Insys Therapeutics Inc., Alex Burlakoff, listened as federal prosecutors read out crimes he and the company had allegedly committed. Insys had bribed doctors and …
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